Knee Replacement News
It’s probably no surprise that overweight people are more likely than others to need total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, and they face more risks when they undergo the procedure. But a new study has found that any patient having TKR surgery is at risk of gaining weight afterward. Scientists analyzed data from 1,000 such operations [...]
New research has produced a surprising discovery: Low-income patients may have better results from total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries than those with higher salaries. A study by scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that patients whose income was $35,000 or less annually report less pain and [...]
Obese people face more risks than other patients when it comes to total knee replacement (TKR) surgery and need to have revision operations more often than other patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Being overweight puts extra stress on the joints, such as the knees, and [...]
The number of knee replacement surgeries has sharply increased during the last 20 years, according to a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). In addition, hospital readmission rates and corrective surgeries resulting from the knee implants rose dramatically as well. Researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine analyzed [...]
Hip- and knee-implant patients older than 60 have a higher risk of heart attacks following surgery than those the same age who do not have joint surgery, a new study has found. Researchers studied hospital records of 95,000 people from Denmark who had a hip or knee replaced and their counterparts who didn’t. The study, [...]
Lawsuits are in motion against Zimmer Holdings for their defective NexGen knee replacement device. Although Zimmer had recalled certain parts of the device, representatives from the company blame surgeons for not implanting it properly. Despite the lawsuits Zimmer faces, lack of government oversight and regulations allow the company to continue providing their NexGen knee replacements.