Cleveland Clinic London is the first hospital in London to perform a total knee replacement with an augmented reality surgical system. Special glasses allowed the surgeon to see 3D models and anatomic data superimposed on the surgical field, enabling a more tailored treatment for the patient.
A study has quantified the link between mental health and outcome of total knee arthroplasty. Patients who score lower than 40 on the Veterans RAND 12-Item Health Survey (VR-12) Mental Component Summary (MCS) have longer hospital stays and a higher risk of nonhome discharge.
Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute is assessing application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to the quadriceps in pre- and postoperative phases of a total knee replacement care algorithm. The hypothesis is that using NMES both can improve functional outcomes.
The rising expectations of today’s total knee replacement patients have spurred the pursuit of improvements in design, delivery and execution. A recent technological focus is patient-specific positioning guides.
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Patients generally acknowledge that being obese is “unhelpful” to their joints, but they often tend to believe their osteoarthritis primarily is caused by heredity or injury.