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Prolonged Opioid Use Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Poor Outcomes

Source: Wolters Kluwer

Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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Regional anesthesia tied to lower opioid use in TKA, THA

Source: Medical Xpress

Regional anesthesia is associated with a lower opioid consumption in both knee and hip replacement surgeries, compared to general anesthesia, according to a study published May 14 in PAIN Practice.

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Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement

Source: HealthDay

Using two or more pain control methods after hip and knee replacement surgery rather than opioid painkillers alone reduces risks to patients, a new study finds.

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Weight loss after stomach-narrowing surgery eases chronic knee pain

Source: PR Newswire Association LLC

A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain.

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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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