Aspirin, Xarelto show no difference in preventing venous thromboembolism after TJA

Source: Healio

Results published in The New England Journal of Medicine showed no significant difference between extended prophylaxis with aspirin and Xarelto in the prevention of symptomatic venous thromboembolism after total hip or knee arthroplasty.

Jymmin: How a combination of exercise and music helps us feel less pain

Source: Science Daily

Pain is essential for survival. However, it could also slow rehabilitation, or could become a distinct disorder. How strongly we feel it depends on our individual pain threshold. Scientists have discovered that this threshold can be increased by a new fitness method called Jymmin. It combines working out on gym machines with free musical improvisation -- and makes us less sensitive towards physical discomfort.

Optimizing range of motion may prevent a stiff knee after TKA

Source: Healio

Knee stiffness following total knee arthroplasty is a rare complication, which is multifactorial and can be prevented with techniques that help optimize knee range of motion, according to a presenter.

Return to Work After Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Patients 55 Years and Younger at Average 5-Year Follow-up

Source: Healio

As the number of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasties performed on younger patients continues to grow, return to work after surgery becomes increasingly important. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty to return patients 55 years or younger to work postoperatively.