STAT – The world’s most common orthopedic procedure — knee arthroscopy — is frequently a waste of time and money and should almost never be performed on patients with degenerative knee disease.
Medscape – Total knee replacement provides minimal quality-of-life benefit for patients with less severe disability at baseline, according to new research. Thus, the treatment, as currently practiced in the United States, is not cost-effective.
Imagine this: You go to buy a car, but you don’t know who makes it, how other customers feel it’s performing, or how its price compares
Healthcare is rapidly changing and by this, I mean that the technology of delivery and care is advancing faster than the providers, the insurers and
If you have severe knee pain or chronic knee inflammation and swelling which cannot be improved by minor surgery or physical therapy, a doctor may
Three years ago, Michael Rix was taking 250 milligrams of codeine a day and waking up in the middle of the night due to extreme
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A single injection of protein harvested from a patient’s own blood may replace the need for knee surgery for osteoarthritis sufferers. The new 20-minute procedure
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Major orthopedics companies aren’t sitting idly by as bundled payments and Medicare’s mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model impact their customers. Stryker’s Performance
The latest controversy — and the operation that arguably has been studied the most in randomized clinical trials — is surgery for a torn meniscus,
Board certified orthopaedic surgeon Gregory M. Martin, MD performs more total knee replacements than any other operation at his Boynton Beach, Florida, practice. Over the
As things stand, implants are generally made from titanium, but this is a new level of treatment that could give patients a new lease of
Cow cartilage has been printed out by scientists in a move that could fix worn joints. The special 3D printing technique could one day be
Bristol University has produced a bio-ink that prints stem cells that develop into complex tissues like bone and cartilage. So true bioprinting is one step closer
MediBid, Inc. is a start-up company that allows patients to describe the procedure they want done and put it out for doctors to bid on.
Total-knee replacement patients who used an app-based video physical therapy program progressed similarly to those who did their PT in person, according to a recent
A new material could save people the agonising pain of knew replacement surgery with a new biomaterial that actually encourages regrowth of degraded cartilage. A
Patients who get their knees replaced after enduring years of discomfort should expect to feel like their younger selves again, right? Not necessarily. About one-fourth