Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients With Avascular Necrosis After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
The immunosuppressive regimens required for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation predispose recipients to complications, including avascular necrosis. Cancer-related comorbidities, immunosuppression, and poor bone quality theoretically increase the risk for perioperative medical complications, infection, and implant-related complications in total joint arthroplasty.
Aspirin as Good a Clot Buster as Pricey Drugs After Joint Replacement
Good old aspirin is just as effective as newer, expensive drugs at preventing blood clots after hip or knee replacement, a new clinical trial suggests.
Vitamin E-infused highly crosslinked PE cups yielded lower wear rates after THA
Patients who received a vitamin E-infused highly crosslinked polyethylene cup during total hip arthroplasty experienced lower wear rates during the first 3 years compared with patients who received an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene cup, according to results.