In a recently issued press release about a CMS final rule to remove total knee arthroplasty from the inpatient only list, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons said it agrees with the CMS’s claim that "the decision regarding the most appropriate care setting for a given surgical procedure is a complex medical judgement made by the physician based on the beneficiaries’ individual clinical needs and preferences."
A 61-year-old woman from Memphis, Tennessee has received a customized 3D printed knee implant to treat a bad case of osteoarthritis. The 3D printed implant was created by ConforMIS, a Massachusetts-based medical tech company.
An electronic patient rehabilitation application used alone or with home health services led to improved patient reported outcomes 12 weeks after total hip arthroplasty and may mitigate the need for home health services in these patients, according to results presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting.
A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic.
"As the rate of obesity increases, the rate of knee dislocations increases. The total number of patients who are obese is increasing, so we are seeing more of these problems".