In a pre-recorded surgery shown to attendees at ICJR’s Winter Hip & Knee Course, Joel M. Matta, MD, from The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, performs an anterior approach total hip arthroplasty (THA) in a 67-year-old male patient with degenerative osteoarthritis of the left hip.
All total knee arthroplasty patients are potentially at risk for stiffness after surgery. The problem is, it is difficult to predict which ones will develop stiffness and which ones won’t, says Dr. Raj Sinha in an article originally published on September 18, 2018.
The results suggest that alleviating pain is not likely to increase physical activity levels in people with knee osteoarthritis. Although managing pain is an important goal, strategies to increase physical activity should focus on overcoming potentially more crucial barriers, such as lack of knowledge, motivation, and overall sedentary lifestyle.
One of the benefits of the direct anterior approach over the traditional posterior approach to total hip arthroplasty (THA) is the lower risk of early dislocation, making standard hip precautions in the weeks after surgery unnecessary.