Electrotherapy and acupuncture linked with decreased, delayed opioid use after TKA Tedesco D, et al. JAMA Surg. 2017;doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2872. August 16, 2017 Investigators found electrotherapy and acupuncture after total knee arthroplasty correlated with a decrease in and later use of opioids. Researchers performed a systematic review and found 5,509 studies of nonpharmacological interventions for postoperative pain…

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Tai Chi Deemed Beneficial for Knee Osteoarthritis

— Similar benefits for Tai Chi, physical therapy; benefits of Tai Chi consistent across instructors TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For knee osteoarthritis, similar benefits are seen for Tai Chi and standard physical therapy, according to a study published online May 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Chenchen Wang, M.D., from the…

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Patient Satisfaction after Total Knee Replacement: Who is Satisfied and Who is Not?

From the study….”Our data confirmed that approximately one in five primary total knee replacement patients were not satisfied with the outcome…” Despite substantial advances in primary TKA, numerous studies using historic TKA implants suggest only 82% to 89% of primary TKA patients are satisfied. We reexamined this issue to determine if contemporary TKA implants might…

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