Knees

Study finds 15.7% conversion rate from arthroscopic meniscectomy to TKR at 20 years

2 monthes ago   |   By Healio

At 20 years, patients who underwent arthroscopic meniscectomy for degenerative meniscus tears were converted to total knee replacement at a 15.7% rate, according to published results.
Alessandro Aprato, MD, and colleagues retrospectively reviewed data on 160 patients who underwent arthroscopic meniscectomy for degenerative meniscus tears with a minimum 20-year follow-up.
According to the study, outcome measures included the KOOS, and rate and timing of conversion to TKR. Researchers also recorded patient data on age, sex, injured meniscus, knee alignment,
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Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative disc disease

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative disc disease

2 monthes ago   |   By Healio

For total disc replacement in patients with degenerative disc disease, an artificial disc is a safe option that improves pain relief, function, range of motion and decreases in opioid use, according to published results.
In an FDA investigational device exemption, prospective study, Kris Radcliff, MD, and colleagues compared 7-year safety and efficacy outcomes of two generations of total disc replacement systems: the activL artificial disc and the ProDisc-L .
According to the study, researchers randomized 283 patients with symptomatic,
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