Examining the effect of prescribing patterns on utilization of opioid medication in ACL reconstruction
Prescribing smaller quantities of opioid medication appears to be as effective in controlling postoperative pain after knee surgery as higher quantities and may help to limit the number of opioids prescribed and possible diversion of unused prescription opioid medication, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine 2022 Annual Meeting
Young patients who undergo surgery for displaced tibial spine fractures, and who had both an extension and flexion contracture, had 2.2 times the odds of having a complication compared to patients who did not have any contractures, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's 2022 Annual Meeting.
Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory, autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness. It usually affects the spine but can also affect the hips and joints in the area where the spine connects to the pelvis. This causes deep pain that worsens with inactivity, such as prolonged sitting or bed rest.
Analysis of factors affecting the time for implantation of a total hip arthroplasty in patients with symptomatic primary and secondary hip osteoarthritis
Many studies have identified factors associated with an unfavourable clinical outcome or an early conversion to total hip arthroplasty (THA) after joint-preserving treatment. We analysed the effect and reliability of different factors on the age at which THA becomes necessary.
Many cycling injuries occur due to overuse of the joints of the lower body, especially the knees.