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The term parachute trial entered the medical lexicon to depict studies of treatments everyone already assumes to be effective. (In other words, do we need a trial to show that parachutes save the lives of persons who jump from airplanes?(1)) The parachute trial has been invoked to decry randomized trials of total joint replacement as senseless. After all, joint replacements are among the most significant advances of the 20th century; don't we already know they are successful? Nearly 1 million elective total knee and hip replacements are performed annually in the United States; rates of total knee replacement tripled . . .
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Name: The New England journal of medicine
Approximately 340,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the USA and UK. Around 1% of patients who have had knee replacement develop deep infection around the prosthesis: periprosthetic knee...
To investigate whether the presence of knee crepitus is associated with the occurrence of total knee replacement (TKR), quality of life and deficits in physical function at long-term.
To compare outcomes of total knee replacement (TKR) and total hip replacement (THR) for individuals with RA and OA.
Approximately one in five patients undergoing knee replacement surgery experience chronic pain after their operation, which can negatively impact on their quality of life. In order to develop and eval...
Several functional limitations persist after total knee replacement (TKR). Intensive exercise programs could resolve these limitations but are not well tolerated by many patients until a later stage (...
This is a prospective, randomized, longitudinal study of the clinical outcomes of osteoarthritis patients treated by two different alignment philosophies for total knee replacement. In thi...
Patients will be randomized to either ConforMIS iTotal Knee Replacement or Off the Shelf knee replacement. The patient will conduct functional testing and answer questionnaires. Th...
100 knees with primary osteoarthritis and scheduled for a total knee replacement (TKR) will be recruited from our waiting list. The patients will be randomized to become operated with the ...
In this cohort study, we will investigate short and long term outcomes after knee replacement surgery and identify preoperative and early postoperative factors associated with long term ou...
Total knee replacement surgery is commonly performed for patients suffering from severe knee osteoarthritis. However, 20% of patients continue to experience pain after surgery. There is cu...
Replacement of the knee joint.
Replacement for a knee joint.
An instrument used to assess the results of rehabilitation from knee injuries, especially those requiring ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION. It measures recovery of knee joint function based on ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING.
Trial that aims to show a new treatment is no better and no worse than the standard treatment.
Injuries to the knee or the knee joint.
A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases, including Arthritis - inflammation of a joint causes pain, stiffness, and swelling with ...
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...