(AAOS2015) Evidence from large insurance databases shows that knee replacement often quickly follows arthroscopy or injections. It would make (economic and clinical) sense to go straight to surgery, the researchers contend.
(AAOS2015) Patients with inflammatory arthritis appear to be at less risk for complications from knee or hip replacement than those with osteoarthritis, a large national database reveals. But those with ankylosing spondylitis have greater risk.
(AAOS2015) Total knee replacements appear successful for the relatively young and active as well as for those over 90. For people with the most preoperative pain, however, they may not help at all.
(AAOS2015) The first study to assess the effect of steroid injections on the hip joint suggests that they may hasten joint degeneration, but the co-injected local anesthetic is also suspect.