Arthroplasty // Pain // Hip // Knee
Rheumatoid Arthritis vs Osteoarthritis: Comparison of Demographics and Trends of Joint Replacement Data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample
Shoulder & Elbow // Pain // Arthroplasty
Predicting 1-Year Postoperative Visual Analog Scale Pain Scores and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Function Scores in Total and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Shared decision-making provides patients a measure of autonomy in making choices for their health and their future. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) use clinically sensitive and specific metrics to evaluate a patient’s self-reported pain, functional ability, and mental state.
Pain // Practice Management
Implementing Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Your Practice: Pearls and Pitfalls
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are an important component of health outcomes assessment. Preoperative and postoperative measurement of patient-reported pain, functionality, and quality of life offers many benefits to orthopedic surgeons in all practice settings.
Knee // Pain
Patellofemoral Pain: An Enigma Explained by Homeostasis and Common Sense
We present a rational, scientific, low-risk approach to patellofemoral pain (anterior knee pain) based on an understanding of tissue homeostasis. Loss of tissue homeostasis from overload and/or injury produces pain. Bone overload and synovial inflammation...
Knee // Pain
A Practical Guide to Understanding and Treating Patellofemoral Pain
There is no shortcut to accurate diagnosis in the patellofemoral pain patient. Most important in the process is a desire and ability to specifically identify the structural and biomechanical origin of pain. This can be elusive and often requires a careful analysis of all factors...