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Clinical Trial Total Knee Replacement Patients

Total Knee Replacement (TKR) has been a well-established and successful procedure for 50 years and has helped millions of people worldwide. More than 750,000 TKRs are performed each year in the United States and recent studies indicate that number is expected to increase more than 650 percent from 2005 through 2025.

Frequent Reader Questions about Knee Replacement Surgery

In my last Q&A blog post, I shared some of the most common reader questions about hip replacement surgery. Again, I will use a Q&A format to share some of the most-frequently asked questions and concerns about partial and total knee replacement surgery (PKR, TKR).

Using Sensor Technology to Diagnose and Precisely Correct TKR Failures During Revision Surgery

In the last of three blog posts on the topic of unsatisfactory results post-TKR (total knee replacement), I will discuss using kinematic sensor technology to help me more precisely diagnose and correct a painful TKR.

Poor Results after TKR Due to Infection: Diagnosis and Treatment

For the second of three blog posts about post-surgical complications and unsatisfactory results after total knee replacement (TKR), I will discuss the critical need to rule out infection and if present, how to treat it.

Correcting TKR Post-Surgical Complications and Unsatisfactory Results

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In my previous blog post, I shared that one out of five people (approximately 20 percent) who undergo Total Knee Replacement (TKR) are not satisfied with the result. I discussed the methods we use to understand the exact cause/causes of unsatisfactory outcomes, in order to improve these results.

Pain and Discomfort after Total Knee Replacement Surgery: Signs TKR Has Failed

Total knee replacement (TKR) has been one of the most successful surgeries developed over the past century and has improved the quality of life for countless people.

Using Kinematic Sensor Technology for Revision Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

Occasionally, even when a TKR “looks good on paper,” more surgery is required to correct and improve the existing outcome. If TKR revision truly is necessary, then the specific reason for the failure must be understood fully before it can be corrected.

The Unhappy Total Knee Replacement Patient: Figuring out What Is Wrong

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Unfortunately, there are a significant number of people who have undergone total knee replacement (TKR) and are not happy with the result. Some studies estimate 20% or more fall into this category. Defining success or a “satisfactory result” can mean two very different things to an individual who had the total knee versus the surgeon who implanted it.

Two Computer Systems Improve Total Knee Replacement Surgery

New techniques and technologies have been developed, which include use of sophisticated computers and pressure sensors. These tools have vastly improved the consistency of achieving surgical goals by allowing us to recognize and correct subtleties in balancing the soft tissue sleeve and then optimize limb alignment.

The Verasense Knee System

Traditionally during total knee replacement (TKR), surgeons have had to balance the prosthetic knee by feeling the tension in the ligaments throughout the range of motion.