There are risks associated with TJA in patients younger than 55 years old, and in patients older than 80 years old. Examine the effects of age on TJA outcomes.
Risk of Complications.
Options to modify risk.
When to operate and the complication correlations. Techniques to optimize a diabetic patient preop and postop.
What is malnutrition, associated risks, how to optimize.
Chronic pain and complication correlations.
How to optimize patient and what to expect postop.
Metabolic Syndrome and complication correlation.
Staph aureus is the most common cause of PJI. Some of the population carries this bacteria in the nares. Discuss PJI correlates and treatment approaches.
Risks with tobacco and efficacy of cessation programs.
Anemia threshold for diagnosis, work up, optimization, pre-op and post-op blood management.
Which psychiatric conditions are associated with worse outcomes, and how to modify.
Subclinical bacterial inoculation may occur after standard steroid injection. Does this impact risk for PJI after a TJA is performed weeks or months later?