Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prior to Dental Procedures in Patients With Orthopedic Implants
Over 1 million primary hip and knee arthroplasties are performed in the United States each year. The reported risk of periprosthetic and deep implant infections ranges from 0.3% to 8.3%. Although dental procedures may result in transient bacteremia, there is no controlled evidence to suggest an association between bacteremia following dental procedures and prosthetic joint infection. Lingering historical concerns have led to inconsistent practices in antibiotic prophylaxis in this population. In 2015, the American Dental Association (ADA) published guidelines that advised against the use of antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental procedures in patients with orthopedic implants due to the lack of evidence associating dental procedures with prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) and the absence of data supporting a benefit of antibiotic prophylaxis.
Worldwide Medical Implants Market is Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.07% by 2023
The success rate of surgery is one of the major factors driving the global medical implant market. As it gains the confidence of patient suffering from orthopedic, cardiac, and others diseases that implantation procedure help in improving quality of life.
AJRR Report Offers New THA and TKA Insights
In 2017, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) achieved a major milestone—entering over one million arthroplasty procedures into its database. The AJRR 2017 Annual Report gives the most comprehensive picture to date of U.S. hip and knee replacement patterns. The annual report collects data from 2012-2016 and contains 860,080 procedures. Reflecting rapid and accelerating growth, the Registry’s one million milestone was achieved in March of last year.
Take Intraoperative Steps to Reduce Joint Infection Risk
With an increasing number of total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty procedures being performed in the United States, the rate of failure has also increased. In its annual report, the American Joint Replacement Registry listed infection as a leading cause of TKA and THA revisions from 2012 to 2016. Research has also shown failures due to periprosthetic joint infection are expected to increase at an annual rate of between 38,000 cases and 270,000 cases by the year 2030.
Lee v. Padgett: Ceramic-Ceramic Bearings in Patients 60 Assures Longevity
This week’s Orthopaedic Crossfire® debate was part of the 33rd Annual Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® (CCJR®), Winter meeting, which took place in Orlando. This week’s topic is “Ceramic-Ceramic Bearings in Patients <60 Assures Longevity.” For is Gwo-Chin Lee, M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Opposing is Douglas E. Padgett, M.D., Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York. Moderating is Thomas S. Thornhill, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
AJRR: 2017 Annual Report on 860,000 Hip, Knee Arthroplasties
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has just released its 2017 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty data at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 2017 Annual Meeting.
According to AJRR, “The 2017 Annual Report analyzes data on 860,080 hip and knee replacement procedures from 4,755 surgeons at 654 institutions.”
A Look at U.S. Hip and Knee Replacement Patterns
Total knee procedures represent nearly 60% of joint replacements and women make up about 60% of the total joint population. Those are just a couple of the many trends in knee and hip arthroplasty you'll find in the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) 2017 Annual Report.
AJRR Releases 2017 Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Data
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) releases its 2017 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty data today at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 2017 Annual Meeting. The information in this year’s report gives the most comprehensive picture to date of patterns of hip and knee arthroplasty in the U.S. This is the fourth annual report that AJRR has released.
AJRR Issues 2017 Annual Report
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has issued its 2017 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty data. The report analyzes data on 860,080 hip and knee replacement procedures performed by 4,755 surgeons at 654 organizations.
8 Key Trends on Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries
The American Joint Replacement Registry released its 2017 Annual Report, outlining data on hip and knee replacements. The report, released at the 2017 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting in Dallas, Nov. 2 to Nov. 5, includes data from 654 institutions and 4,755 surgeons who performed 860,080 hip and knee replacements.
AJRR: First-Ever Data Summary for Patients
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has announced the publication of the 2016 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements, the first-ever patient summary of the clinical data available in its Annual Report.Continue Reading
Replacement Joints with Antibiotics on Board Mean Lower Chance of Infection & Fewer Surgeries
For about a million Americans each year, a joint replacement brings relief from pain and restored mobility. But 5-10% of those people have to endure another surgery within seven years, and most of those are due to an infection in their new joint.Continue Reading