Comment: Not what I would have expected… that’s for sure. Still not a license to chow down at the all you can eat buffet.
Posts Tagged ‘total knee replacement’
Liam Davenport writing in Medwire reported, “Research highlights the growing use of total knee replacement (TKR) in the USA among patients with osteoarthritis and the associated healthcare burden.” Researchers estimated “the overall prevalence of TKR in adults aged 50 years and over…to be 4.2%, at 4.8% in females and 3.4% in males.” Meanwhile, “the prevalence of TKR increased with each additional decade in age for both males and females.” The researchers “estimate that 4,007,400 US adults currently live with TKR, of whom 536,100 have a revised TKR.” The findings were published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Comment: Pretty soon the majority of Americans will be bionic.
Early Rehabilitation May Help Speed Recovery From Knee-Replacement Surgery.
Robert Preidt writing in HealthDay reported, “The sooner rehabilitation begins after knee replacement, the better for both patients and hospitals,” according to a study in the Journal Clinical Rehabilitation. The researchers “compared more than 150 patients who began rehabilitation within 24 hours after knee replacement surgery and a matched control group of patients who began rehabilitation 48 to 72 hours after surgery.” They found that on average, patients “who started rehabilitation earlier spent two days less in the hospital and had five fewer rehabilitation sessions before they were discharged than those in the control group.”