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  • Preoperative Function Affects Ability to Achieve One-Year Minimum Clinically Important Difference for Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty

    Minimum clinically important difference (MCID) values are commonly used to measure treatment success for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). MCID values vary according to calculation methodology, and prior studies have shown that patient factors are associated with failure to achieve MCID thresholds. The purpose of this study was to determine if anchor-based 1-year Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score Joint Replacement (KOOS-JR) MCID values varied among patients undergoing TKA based on patient-specific factors.

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  • Radial Head Elbow Fracture Treatment, Recovery Time, and More

    Radial head fractures are often caused by a fall onto an outstretched hand. They are most common in two groups of patients: elderly women with osteoporosis or young men as a result of significant trauma. This article discusses radial head fractures, what they are, and how they are treated. It also goes over the average recovery time for this type of injury.

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  • Obesity associated with increased complications after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

    Despite similar pain and function scores, patients who were obese and underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair had increased rates of complications, readmissions and reoperations vs. non-obese patients, published results showed.

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  • Should You Worry About Joints Cracking or Popping?

    Cracking and popping joints, medically known as crepitus, are normal. Joints are points in your body where two bones meet. You might occasionally hear your knees popping or notice your back or bones crack as you move them.

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  • What is tendon rupture?

    A tendon rupture is a break in a tendon, the structure that joins a muscle to a bone. It can result from overuse, an injury, or an underlying condition.

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