Want to Know Which Hospitals Have Higher Than Average Knee Replacement Complication Rates?

 Knee Replacement Complication Rates No one wants to be in the small percentage of people who have knee replacement complications after surgery. So anything that helps protect consumers is a good thing-right? Recently, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) released data from 2009 through 2012 on readmissions within 30 days following knee replacement surgeries…

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Knee Replacement Statistics Show Coming Surgery Tsunami

Knee replacement statistics, compiled by the CDC indicated there were 719,000 knee replacement surgeries done in the US in 2010. There was an overall 22% increase in the number of men getting the surgery, and an 84% increase in women having the surgery from 1997 to 2009. But for the younger age group of 45-54,…

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Knee Replacement Products-Aren’t They All Tested Rigorously?

  Here is a question you might want to put on your list to ask potential knee replacement surgeons. Are you using any devices that have been fast-tracked through the approval process via a 510(k) clearance by the FDA? According to the website lawyerandsettlements.com, “a 510(k) clearance is an approval shortcut maintained by the US…

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The Moneyball Version of Knee Replacement Recovery

Most people have probably heard about Moneyball: The Art of Winning An Unfair Game, the best selling book by Michael Lewis and later the movie staring Brad Pitt which was a hit in 2011. Billy Beane a manager of the Oakland A’s created a system for evaluating talent that turned conventional wisdom on its head.…

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“Horn Tooting” and Why You Shouldn’t Blindly Trust Others for Your Knee Replacement Recovery

Hats off to Beth Moody who posted this review on Amazon. Congrats on a speedy recovery! Here are a couple horn toots for you. I suppose in a way, I am tooting my own horn but in reality there are some critical insights about you, the potential joint replacement rehab candidate that I could not resist highlighting and reinforcing. Point…

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Partial or Total? Make Sure You Get Good Knee Replacement Advice

I am reprinting this article here in its entirety because it is emblematic of a serious problem. How well meaning and naive people are being given very poor and misleading information packaged as knee replacement advice by a combination of lousy journalism and research summation. Science daily purports to be “Your source for the latest research news”. I guess they are not claiming to have accurate…

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15K-To Reduce Your Post-Surgical Knee Replacement Pain?

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You are wheeled out of surgery and given a device to help you control your post surgical knee replacement pain. You used the same hospital, insurance, Dr and device for the first knee replacement.  Should you take the device this time? No…unless you want a bill for 15K Check out the stories by an LA…

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Common Medical School Wisdom Applied To Knee Replacement Recovery

Recently I ran across an article entitled, “4 Things I Learned in Medical Training That Still Apply Today.” You can read that article  here The wisdom is timeless and applicable to many settings.   The first principle discussed was … “Common things are common.” (The alternate version of this that might have more appeal to zoologists:…

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We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Post About Knee Replacement Recovery….

Media Covers Up CDC Whistleblower Story? Since the main stream media will not cover the CDC Whistleblower story, which has to be the largest fraud story of the year, I feel it is essential that everyone help to get this story out, including TotalKneeReplacementRecovery.net. In a bombshell admission, A CDC scientist claims that he was…

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The Mental Aspect of Total Knee Replacement Recovery

Does Your Mental Attitude Affect Your Total Knee Replacement Recovery? Common sense says, “Of course it does!” Here is an update on the research in this area. In the past, studies have shown that anxiety and depression preoperatively influence the outcomes of knee replacement recovery.  A recent study  looked at ‘catastrophizing,’ perceived injustice, fear of movement, and recovery expectancies  and total…

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