Special links 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: Allergy Testing (thread) Allergies and MoM articles An allergy-free new hip...made from the world's toughest plastic Metal allergy in joint replacement Metal allergies and knee replacements Metal Allergy Screening Prior to Joint Arthroplasty Metal allergies investigations AAOS 2013 Nickel Allergy Concerns Orthopaedic Surgery in a Patient with Metal SensitivityAnaesthetic 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 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 Chart representation of TKR 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 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: Acne pathogen implicated in peri-prosthetic infections Peri-prosthetic infection: study by the Mayo Clinic concerning prophylactic antibiotics (Scientific Articles) Peri-prosthetic infection - also known as late onset infection Periprosthetic infection: Mayo Clinic study shows that dental procedures are not a risk factor (Scientific Articles) Periprosthetic infection (Scientific Articles) Peri-prosthetic infection: study by the Mayo Clinic concerning prophylactic antibiotics (Scientific Articles)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 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 Massaging my wound - what should I use? 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 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 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 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 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 Quad sets - what are they? 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. Swelling: controlling swelling with compression Swelling in the leg; or is it a clot? 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? 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 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 Using "Find a Clinic" to find revision surgeons 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 X Y Yoga and the hip - potential for problem Yoga exercises to stretch your back Z Zimmer Gender recalls Articles in the How To Use This Forum section How to register on the BoneSmart forum Starting a new thread and posting A few tips on posting xrays Changing your password Changing your thread title Doing a search of the forum Editing a post Finding another member's threads and posts Forum etiquette: being polite when posting Forum rules and warning protocol HELP! I lost a really long post - can I get it back? How can I get (or stop) email alerts for new posts? How can I find my threads and posts? 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