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TXA plus diluted-epinephrine decreased blood loss in TKA

Local application of tranexamic acid plus diluted-epinephrine decreased postoperative blood loss and reduced the possibility of homologous blood transfusion following total knee arthroplasty, according to study results. Researchers randomly assigned 100 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for primary osteoarthritis of the knee to receive either tranexamic acid (TXA) plus diluted-epinephrine (DEP) or TXA alone. […]

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Hopping for 2 minutes a day may reduce risk of hip fracture

Brief, daily bouts of hopping or jumping can strengthen hip bones and reduce the risk of fracture following a fall, suggests a new study of older men. Bones get thinner with age. In the hip bones, this causes localized thinning, which is linked to higher risk of fracture. The Hip Hop study from Loughborough University […]

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TKA may effectively treat post-traumatic OA after tibial plateau fracture

In a prospective matched cohort study, researchers compared 29 patients with post-traumatic osteoarthritis (OA) from a previous fracture of the tibial plateau with a control group of 58 patients with nontraumatic OA who underwent routine primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Results showed improved postoperative Knee Society Scores, range of motion and quality of life scores […]

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More Americans getting knees replaced, and at younger ages

(HealthDay)—Aging baby boomers are getting bum knees replaced at a greater rate, and at a younger age, than ever before, a new U.S. study confirms. The data, from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, shows that between 2000 and 2010, more than 5.2 million total knee replacements were performed in the United States. By 2010, the […]

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