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PRP with arthroscopic acromioplasty did not improve outcomes for chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy for up to 2 years

PRP with arthroscopic acromioplasty did not improve outcomes for chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy for up to 2 years
Orthopedics Today, February 2016

Treatment of chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy with arthroscopic acromioplasty significantly improved long-term clinical outcomes up to 2 years, according to study results.

“The co-application of [platelet-rich plasma] PRP did not affect clinical outcomes,” Andrew J. Carr, ChM, DSc, FRCS, FMedSci, told Orthopedics Today. “PRP significantly alters the tissue characteristics in tendons after surgery with reduced cellularity and vascularity, and increased levels of apoptosis.”

Canadian patients had higher major complication rates after TKA vs US patients

Orthopedics Today, February 2016
Patients from Canada who underwent total knee arthroplasty experienced a higher rate of major complications compared with patients from the United States, according to…

Study finds VTE likely rare following knee arthroscopy

Orthopedics Today, February 2016
Following knee arthroscopy and arthroscopy-assisted cases in the absence of routine chemoprophylaxis, symptomatic venous thromboembolic events were rare and occurred…
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Minimal soft tissue dissection, careful suture placement are keys to limited incision repair of acute midsubstance Achilles tendon rupture

Orthopedics Today, February 2016
Andrew R. Hsu, MD
Acute midsubstance Achilles tendon ruptures, an increasingly common athletic injury in patients 30 years to 50 years old, can result in significant functional…
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A 55-year-old woman with 1 year of left shoulder pain

Orthopedics Today, February 2016
Matthew W. Tetreault, MD; David M. Walton, MD; Alaa Alsadi, MD; Steven Gitelis, MD; Anthony A. Romeo, MD
A 55-year-old right-hand dominant chef with a history of depression and tobacco use presented to our clinic with worsening atraumatic left shoulder pain. Her symptoms…
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Optimizing the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: Clinical Insights for Selecting First-line Therapy

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

The incidence of melanoma is continuing to increase worldwide. In recent years, the treatment landscape for this…
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Pupil Influence on the Visual Outcomes of a New-Generation Multifocal Toric Intraocular Lens With a Surface-Embedded Near Segment

Journal of Refractive Surgery, February 2016, Volume 32 Issue 2
To evaluate the influences of preoperative pupil parameters on the visual outcomes of a new-generation multifocal toric…
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VIDEO: Physicians have ‘3 main opportunities’ to reduce colorectal cancer in younger patients

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