Latest Surgery: Misc. news

Over Half of Hip Replacements Expected to Last 25 Years

In more than half of patients, hip replacements may be expected to last 25 years, while most knee replacements will last 25 years, according to two reviews published in the Feb. 16 issue of The Lancet.

Women Less Likely to Get Periop Care Before Hip Fracture Surgery

Although more women have hip fracture surgery, they are less likely to receive perioperative geriatric care and anesthesia consultations, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

Functional Decline Seen for Many Frail Patients After TAVR, SAVR

Older patients with severe frailty undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement and surgical aortic valve replacement frequently experience subsequent functional decline or lack of improvement, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Shoulder Decompression Surgery Not Recommended

For adults with atraumatic shoulder pain for more than three months diagnosed as subacromial pain syndrome, subacromial decompression surgery is not recommended, according to a clinical practice guideline published online Feb. 6 in The BMJ.