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Non-surgery factors affecting knee replacement

The AAOS (American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons) have published guidelines for those non-surgery factors influencing the outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) – also called total knee replacement (TKR). I have summarised these for you to make items easy to refer to and remember.Positive influence on outcome Local infiltration analgesiaPeripheral Nerve BlocksNeuraxial AnaesthesiaTourniquet Use (for […]

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Why do so many knee replacement patients end up with a stiff knee?

It’s common for the knee replacement patient to have to wait many years before undergoing their surgery because the classical wisdom is that the knee replacement will eventually wear out sufficiently to require revision, so the longer it can be put off the smaller the likelihood of such a revision becoming necessary. By the time […]

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