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  • The Environmental Impact and Sustainability of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

    Operating room waste is disposed of in landfill sites, recycled, or undergoes costly, energy-intensive incineration processes. By assessing the quantity and recyclability of waste in primary hip (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA), we aim to identify strategies to improve sustainability.

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  • Stronger thigh muscles may prevent knee replacement surgery

    Stronger quadriceps muscles, relative to the hamstrings, may lower the risk of total knee replacement, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Researchers said the findings could inform strength-training programs for people with advanced arthritis in the knee.

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  • More is not better: Trial finds giving more antibiotics to prevent joint replacement infections doesn't help

    With the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria, experts have debated whether adding a second antibiotic, vancomycin, would be better to prevent more infection. Now a clinical trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and led by Monash University researchers, in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons and infectious diseases doctors, has found that the addition of vancomycin did not protect against infection and may have led to more infections and more adverse reactions for the patients.

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  • Revision Surgery: Why Some Patients Need a ‘Redo’ Surgery

    No one ever wants a second surgery to fix something that should have been taken care of the first time. Unfortunately, not all procedures go as planned, and nothing lasts forever, including the metal and plastic parts used in a hip, knee, or shoulder replacement surgery.

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  • 3D Printed Materials Could Reduce Infections after Joint Replacements

    Research led by Washington State University shows a new 3D printed material could help reduce infections linked to medical implants such as knee and hip joint replacements in the future.

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