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Research finds decrease in opioid use among patients recovering from hip and knee replacement

Source: News Medical Net

Opioid use in patients recovering from hip and knee replacement decreased by one-third between 2006 and 2014, reflecting success in efforts to promote a multimodal approach to pain management (using a variety of methods to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone, reveals new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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Electronic patient rehabilitation application led to improved THA PROs

Source: Healio

An electronic patient rehabilitation application used alone or with home health services led to improved patient reported outcomes 12 weeks after total hip arthroplasty and may mitigate the need for home health services in these patients, according to results presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting.

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New guidelines for anti-rheumatic drug management in patients having joint replacement surgery

Source: News-medical.net

In the first such collaboration of its kind, an expert panel of rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons has developed guidelines for the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic medication in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement.

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Quadriceps exercise relieves pain in knee osteoarthritis

Source: Medical Xpress

A quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method is effective for relieving pain in knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online May 25 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

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Recreational running benefits hip and knee joint health

Source: Medical Xpress

Recreational runners are less likely to experience knee and hip osteoarthritis compared to sedentary individuals and competitive runners, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT).

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