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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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  • Early-Stage Toenail Fungus Symptoms and Treatment

    If your toenail has recently become thickened and discolored, you may be dealing with a fungal infection known as onychomycosis. You are not alone—this has been found to affect about 14% of people.1 You may first notice the edge of the nail looking thicker and more brittle before it spreads to the rest of the nail.

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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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  • Patients with depression may have increased rates of complications after TKA

    Results presented here showed patients with depression undergoing total knee arthroplasty experienced an increased risk of medical and surgical complications, readmissions and reoperations.

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