A 60-year–old male patient presents with thigh pain and an inability to ambulate 2 years following a revision total hip arthroplasty with a modular tapered fluted titanium stem. What are the best treatment options for his reconstruction?
IT band syndrome is a common overuse injury that sidelines even the hardiest endurance athletes. The pain it brings can turn simple steps into an achy shuffle. Targeted stretching and exercises can help ease or even prevent IT band syndrome by improving your flexibility and strengthening key muscles.
Study shows opioid use among US patients with knee osteoarthritis costs 14 billion dollars in societal costs
Although guidelines do not recommend use of opioids to manage pain for individuals with knee osteoarthritis, a recent study published early online in Arthritis Care & Research, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals, estimates that 858,000 Americans use opioids such as tramadol and oxycodone for their knee pain, equating to $14 billion in lifetime opioid-related societal costs, or nearly $0.5 billion annually.
Surgeons who participate in the American Joint Replacement Register (AJRR) have contributed the details on nearly 1 million primary total knee arthroplasties (TKA) performed in the US, providing a snapshot of trends in this common orthopaedic procedure.
A review of literature providing insights into one of the head-sparing surgical treatments for this multifactorial disease process: core decompression with the addition of bone marrow aspirate concentrate, which has significantly improved long-term outcomes and has become a powerful tool in treating early-stage osteonecrosis of the femoral head.