New research shows that people with diabetes and knee osteoarthritis (KOA) are more likely to experience more pain as a result of their condition compared with people with diabetes alone. The study, published in February 2020 in Arthritis Care & Research, found that the increased pain was present even after controlling for obesity status, sex, and the severity of the disease according to imaging tests.
During this time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many elective surgeries, such as hip and knee replacements, are being postponed. Whether you are waiting to have an elective hip or knee replacement, or you have just had surgery and are recovering at home, there are ways to improve the health of your joints on your own.
Bursitis is the painful swelling of bursae. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion your tendons, ligaments, and muscles. When they work normally, bursae help the tendons, ligaments, and muscles glide smoothly over bone. But when the bursae are swollen, the area around them becomes very tender and painful. Trochanteric bursitis is swelling affecting the bursae of the hip.
An active 58-year-old male patient presents with a continuously squeaking hip 3 years after a total hip arthroplasty. Radiographs show eccentric wear to the polyethylene liner. What went wrong and how will the issue be resolved?
Dr. William Barrett answers questions from ICJR about the types of knee instability can develop in total knee arthroplasty patients, the steps surgeons can take to prevent instability, the workup for suspected instability, and the treatment options available.