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Josephine

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Stories of amazing knee recoveries
Celebrity knees!

Stories of amazing hip recoveries
Dancing after THR: 4 months pics THR
Hips that have lasted 32, 40, 41 and 45 years
67½ year old - the THRs, not the patient!


A

abbreviations and acronyms
Activity progression for THRs
Activity progression for TKRs
Acupressure massage
Adductor/groin pain exercises
Adductors - strains and stretches
Aggressive Rehab Safe After Knee Replacement (Scientific Articles)
Affordable Care Act - USA
Airport security screening discussion
Allergies:
Anaesthetic information: 7 things doctors don't tell you about anaesthetics (but should)
Anaesthetics - spinals, femoral blocks, GAs and everything else
Antibiotic infusion for knees revised for multiple infection
Apex Hole Eliminator explanation
Apps For Bonesmarties
App for Knee Replacement - My Knee Guide
Arthrofibrosis: Names of US surgeons with experience in arthrofibrosis
Aspirin as effective as warfarin for prevention of blood clots after TJR
Assistance from friends and family: how to let go and accept it
Astym therapy


B

Baker's cysts and other knee bursae
Bilateral TKR: having two knees done? Don't compare surgeries!!
BIRMINGHAM HIP (BHR) Resurfacing System
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing the prevalence of failure
Blood clots risk and anticoagulant
Blood loss during surgery - how is it measured or controlled?
Blood pressure readings and digital blood pressure machines
Blood transfusing: reusing blood from surgery
Blood thinner (enoxaparin, Lovenox, Coumadin) injections
BMI Calculator - What To Do Told You're Too Heavy for Joint Replacement Surgery
Bone grafts and hip replacements
Bone Smart Forum - the history
BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapy
Bone scan - how is it done?
Brace: tips for using a brace successfully
Bruising after surgery
BUPA 'forcing patients to use cheaper doctors' (UK)

C

Canes: make sure your cane/walking stick is the correct height
Ceramic hip on polyethyline wear is less
Ceramic-on-metal hip replacements: lower metal levels wear seen with ceramic-on-metal THR
Cemented and uncemented hips
Cemented polished stems preserve femur in young patients receiving THA
Cemented sockets with roof graft have high 10-year survivorship for patients with acetabular dysplasia
Cement spacers - use of preformed spacers
Challenging TKR Recovery Stories
Chart representation of THR recovery
Choosing a surgeon and a prosthesis
Clicking/clunking knee joint after surgery
Closing surgical wounds: how is it done?
Comparing conventional PT rehabilitation with NES after TKA
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS or RSD)
CONSENT: what it means and how it can be used
Constipation and stool softeners
Conversations with BoneSmart staff: please keep questions on the public forum
Core Decompression of the hip
Cortisone shots: are they safe and is there a limit to how many?
CRP and ESR blood tests
Crutches - warning on use of armpit crutches
Cup positioning: optimal cup positioning in less than 50% of cases


D

Dental antibiotics: Evidence insufficient to recommend prophylactic antibiotics for dental procedures
DePuy’s Attune knee seeing “unusually high” rate of early failure
DePuy hip and other concerns about recalls
Dermatome map for spinal pain
Diabetes and TKR - are there extra risks?
Dislocation: incidence of dislocation after THR
Dislocation risk and 90 degree rule
Dislocations: what are the risks?
Donating your femoral head to the bone bank
Drug Interactions - Tramadol and Cymbalta
Dry Needling Technique


E

Ehlers-Danlos / hypermobility syndrome
Elevation: the do's and dont's
Energy drain for THRs
Energy drain for TKRs
Exercises for pre-surgery patients
Exercising at Home After a THR: it is as Good as Formal Physical Therapy?
Extension: how to estimate it and ways to improve it


F

Fast Track Recovery
FAQs - Questions/Answers about Knee Replacements
Femoro-Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
FIA - a review of diagnosis and management
FIA: Femoro-acetabular Impingement. Does Physiotherapy Improve Symptoms
Fitbit steps to miles
Five “P’s” of hip recovery
Five “P’s” of knee recovery
Flexion: how to photograph your leg so it can be measured
Flying soon after surgery
Foot drop after lower limb surgery
Foot Drop After Knee Replacement
Fractured neck of femur
Fracture of a Polyethylene Tibial Post in a Scorpio Posterior-Stabilized Knee Prosthesis


G

Gabapentin: what is it for and how does it work?
Getting stronger by just thinking about exercise!
Grab bars: how good are suction cup grab bars?
Groin pain/good hip


H

Hamstring stretches
Hardware differences and statistics (hips)
Having a new hip can boost your brain power
Healing: how long does it take?
Heel slides and how to do them properly
Heterotopic ossification
Heterotopic ossification prophylaxis – an updated review
High-flex knee prostheses: does the New Generation improve post-operative range of movement (ROM)?
High impact sports reduce durability of hip implants 2012
High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO)
Hip arthroplasty follow-up at 62 years!
Hip articulations (videos) - how the hip joint works
Hip Fracture recovery articles
Hip replacements for under-60s soaring UK
Home alone: Patients Living Alone Can Safely Recover at Home after TJA
Home physio (PT) and activity progress: suggestions
How does bone grow - stress sheilding
How long pain medications take to work and to wear off
How To Use This Forum


I

Ice to control pain and swelling
Idiopathic chondrolysis of the hip
Iliopsoas syndrome
ITB (ilio-tibial band) issues and treatments
Infection: MSSA and MRSA pre-operative showering protocols for THR/TKR found effective
Infection:
Insurance available in USA for those with pre-existing conditions


J

JAS splint -Joint Activity System


K

Knee arthroplasty: techniques and results Nov 2010
Knee infection - The Evolving Challenge
Knee infection: what happens when a knee becomes infected?
Kneeling and the 90 degree rule (THR)
Knee replacement surgery types and suggested videos
Knee Replacements Last for Decades
Knee recoveries UK style Parts I & II (Josephine)
Knee recovery - Lose the Work Ethic!!


L

Lateral release in a knee
Latex allergy protocols in the operating theatre (UK)
Leg cover for taking a shower
Leg length differential - LLD
Life in the slow lane
Linking your website to BoneSmart
Living alone - will I be able to manage after a TKR?
Locating a surgeon in the USA
Longevity of implants and revisions: how long will my new joint last
Lunges for TKR


M

MAKOplasty surgery for knees
Medicare and Pt: important information
Medications: acetaminophen (Tylenol, paracetamol) and NSAIDs, differences and dangers
Meralgia Paresthetica
Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements: Solving The Uncertainties Dec 2011
Metal on Metal ion levels: safe upper limits for MoM hip resurfacings set by scientists
Metal-on-Metal issues and DePuy recall: regulation of joint prostheses in Australia
Metal on Metal warning (old but ongoing news) (thread in hip pre-op forum)
Metallosis: what is it?
Mission statement for BoneSmart forum
Mixing drugs - why it shouldn't be done
MRI scans and joint replacements
MUA (Manipulation under Anaesthetic) and Adhesions
MUA for Stiffness Following TKR
MUA: the ineffectiveness of early MUA (JBJS)
Multiple tags or alerts being used in posts
Muscle guarding, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and Trigger points
Muscles of the leg
Myth busting: no pain, no gain
Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKR
Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" JBJS



N

National Joint Registry (NJR) UK
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (PICO)
New forum users: a word of caution
Neuropathy or nerve pain - what happens?
NHS choice: Patient's Charter and your right to choose
Night pain solutions using moist heat and clingfilm
No exercising: what does that really mean?
NSAIDs Diclofenac. ibuprofen increase risk of heart problems: new study
Numb area after TKR: how long will it last?
Nurturing mother: how to let go and accept help
Nutrition discussion: post op


O

Obese Achieve Great Outcomes from Joint Replacement Surgery
Off topic, 'fluff' or nonsense posts
Operation information: how do I know I will be safe during the operation?
Opinions - why do doctors so rarely agree?
Opioids: chronic opioid use prior to total knee arthroplasty
Oxford Knee Scores: Long-term trends in the Oxford knee score following total knee replacement


P

Pain - acute and chronic issues
Pain After Knee Replacement JBJS
Pain and swelling control: elevation is the key
Painkillers Likey to be Limited by FDA (NYT: 25th Jan 13)
Pain management and the pain chart
Pain management during TKR surgery
Pain management: importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
Pain management: New methods may help decrease side effects compared with traditional methods
Pain management: the multimodal approach
Pain management: topical pain relief
Pain medications: alternatives for those with liver issue
Pain: Movie sign in TKR
Pain storm
Patella Baja or dropped patella
Patellar resurfacing - necessary or not?
Patellectomy or why can't a patella be replaced?
Patello-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS), fat pad impingement (Hoffa's Syndrome)
Patient satisfaction in TKR
Penicillin allergic patients - alternative antibiotics
Pes Anserine and MPFL pain
Phased return to work
PICC Line
PICO Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Pie crust (dry needling) release of IT band in knee
Pinched nerve following hip replacement
Piriformis syndrome - a pain in the butt!
Polyethylene safety factors - an explanation
Polyethylene tibial components for younger, active patients
Popliteus tendinitis
Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
Post-operative exercise – the BoneSmart view
Psoas pain
Psoas Tendinopathy and surgery
Predicting dissatisfaction following total knee replacement
Pre-formed cement+antibiotic implants for revisions
Pre-formed cement+antibiotic implants for THR revisions
Pre-op interviews - what's involved?
Prothrombin Times and INR values
PT: the seriously grave consequences of doing too much of it
Pulmonary embolism, past history and Greenfield filters
PVNS: Pigmented villonodular synovitis


Q
Quads cut - why and when do they cut the quads tendon/muscle


R

Recliner chairs: things you need to know if buying one for your recovery.
Recovery Aids: A comprehensive list for hospital and home
Recovering a knee - from one who knows!
Recovery: dealing with your recovery time.
Restless legs following knee replacement surgery
Resurfacing for hips: March 2012 report on HR in women advises against
Revision/infection knee surgeons: how do I find one?
Revision of hip replacement
Revisions: what makes them necessary?
Riding after hip replacement
ROM: it's worth the wait for ROM
ROM: it's never too late to get more ROM!
ROM (range of motion) information
Running: impact of running styles on knee joints, arthritis and running


S

Safety: walking in snow and ice after surgery
Saying no to therapy - am I allowed to?
Scar abnormalities: keloid and hypertrophic scars
Scar tissue and adhesions - what's the difference?
Sciatic nerve pain
Score chart: how bad is my arthritic hip/knee
Scoring site to find your best surgeon - US
Sex talking about sex after hip surgery
Side lifts after THR: why can't I do them?
Similar long-term outcomes seen after THA with cemented and cementless stems
Simple stretch routine to loosen up in the am
Sites for exercises
Shin splints, shin pain, compartment syndrome
Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?
Smokers at increased risk infection after TJR
Smoking and joint replacements
So, you wonder what you can do after a TKR or a BTKR?
Sports after TJR: knee replacements not harmed by most sports
Sqeaking ceramic hip joint: NY Times article
Stairs: how to cope with stairs after surgery
Statistics with surprises about knee and hip replacement surgery
Stem cell therapy 'first' in trial on arthritic knees - UK
Surgical stockings do not cut risk of blood clots, research suggests.
Supination of the foot - exercises
Swelling: controlling swelling with compression
Swelling in the leg; or is it a clot?
Swelling/pain comparisons
Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?
Superficial nerve pain test (Tinel's test)
Synovial Chondromatosis of the knee


T

TEDs Negative Research: Lancet 27th May 2009
Teenage hip replacements
Tennis and TKRs: why can't I play singles tennis with a TKR?
Tendinitis - an explanation
TENS machines for pain management
Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) with planned TKR to follow
"Tight band" feeling across the front of my knee
Tips for teachers when you go back to work
The Great Debate 2011 - Hip and Knee Controversies
The Great Debate 2012 Hip and Knee Controversies
Thomas Test for stiff painful hips
Tourniquet pain in upper thigh
Trochanteric bursitis with THR

TKR or THR: which is more difficult surgery for recovery?


THR approaches or incisions
THR: Are Postop Precautions Necessary for THA Patients?
THR: Getting into and out of bed, bath and car
THR: laying on my side - when can this be done?
THR: Nerve damage after hip surgery
THR recovery article compilation

TKRs and our fast food society

TKR: Ceasing aggressive physical therapy after surgery
TKR: Challenging Recovery Stories
TKR: Efficiency of immediate postoperative inpatient physical therapy following TKR
TKR: Evaluation and Management of the Stiff TKA and MUA
TKR: Evidence shows that less really is more when it comes to exercising!
TKR: Fibrosis outcomes following total knee arthroplasty Scientific Articles
TKR in Morbidly Obese - Study Overturns Common Assumptions
TKR: In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After TKR
TKR pain post-op: may be explained by allergies
TKR: Pushing to gain ROM - don't do it - have patience!
TKR recovery and an analogy to athletic training
TKR recovery article compilation
TKR Recovery: what to do and what not to do
TKR recovery: how long does it really take?
TKR: symptoms of a loose implant
TKR surgery - WARNING: real life photos
TKR: work “smarter” and not “harder”

U

UK surgeon/hospital profiles search site
Use of multiple tags or alerts in posts
Using crutches


V

Vitamin C may treat and prevent sepsis


W

Weaning off pain medication
Weight of hip and knee prostheses
What is wrong with the cemented total hip?
Where are you in recovery?? (TKR)
Where are you in THR recovery??
Weight gain after surgery
Weight Issues and Joint Replacement Surgery
Wound healing: stages of

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Y

Yoga and the hip - potential for problem
Yoga exercises to stretch your back


Z

Zimmer Gender recalls


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