Allison V. Ruel BA

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Little is known about preoperative predictors of postoperative pain and referral to a recuperative pain management service after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We sought to identify the preoperative predictors of postoperative pain scores, referral to a pain management service, and narcotic usage in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty. We(More)
Posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty requires an intercondylar notch to accommodate the cam housing that articulates with the tibial post to create femoral rollback required for deep flexion. The volume of bone resected for the intercondylar notch varies with implant design, and newer designs may accommodate high flexion with less bone resection.(More)
After total hip replacement surgery, patients are eager to resume the activities of daily life, particularly driving. Most surgeons recommend waiting 6 weeks after surgery to resume driving; however, there is no evidence to indicate that patients cannot resume driving earlier. Our purpose was to evaluate when in the recovery period following THA that(More)
Our institution’s latest knee implant design modifications aimed to decrease anterior knee pain, reduce the amount of bone that is resected in the femoral box, and improve range of motion. Does this new knee design achieve desired clinical improvement in our patient population? This study was designed to compare our new design to that of its predecessor in(More)
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