VTE, Opioid-use Lower in UKR than TKR

A study published in The Lancet, “Opioid use, postoperative complications, and implant survival after unicompartmental versus total knee replacement: a population-based network study,” showed unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) patients used less opioids...

London Study Says Marathons Good for Knees

The New York Times reported on a prospective cohort study published in the British Medical Journal Open Sport & Exercise Medicine journal that asked, “Can marathon running improve knee damage in middle-aged adults?” The article cites previous studies that showed...

New Grant Funding Available from OREF

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) has announced new funding opportunities with grants from $5,000 to $240,000. Grant applications are due soon for health disparities, impact of regulatory policies, biologics, growing spine conditions, new...

Longer Surgery Time May Increase Infection Risk

A study published in The Lancet this week found that surgical time longer than 100 minutes increased the risk of infection in total knee arthroplasties. Authors of the study, “Surgical duration is associated with an increased risk of periprosthetic infection following...

What Patients are Reading: Corticosteroid Injections

Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine published original research in Radiology that found corticosteroids injected into the hip or knee to treat arthritis pain may do more harm than good. According to a report by NBC News, the study found “there is...

Call For Membership Research Surveys

If you are interested in submitting a research survey to current AAHKS members, we invite you to share your study with the AAHKS Research Committee. Proposals must include survey investigators, a brief abstract and a draft of the specific questionnaire. Survey topics...
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