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Obesity and total joint arthroplasty: Time to examine needs in a different light

Source: Healio

It is a known fact that obese patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA) are at higher risk of all complications in general, particularly infection. An increased risk for wound healing, infection, anemia, acute renal insufficiency, respiratory failure and urinary tract infection have been linked to obesity in patients undergoing TJA. Multiple studies have shown obesity can negatively impact the technical performance of both total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), as well as influence the implant survivorship

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Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis

Source: Medical Xpress

Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. A new review looks at the ability of two different reconstruction techniques to restore normal knee motion and potentially slow degenerative changes.

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