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Off-the-shelf femoral stems provide reliable fixation, results similar to custom stems

June 29, 2015

Off-the-shelf short femoral stems created to fit and fill the metaphysis provided up to 8 years of reliable fixation, with clinical and radiographic results that were similar to a custom implant, according to study results.

Researchers prospectively compared 148 hips of 139 patients treated with an off-the-shelf, uncemented metaphyseal-engaging stem with 69 hips of 61 patients treated with custom uncemented metaphyseal-engaging short stems. The researchers collected data including intraoperative and postoperative complications, need for revision surgery, and preoperative and postoperative clinical data, as well as a digital analysis of AP and lateral X-rays. Patients underwent clinical and radiographic examination at 4 weeks postoperatively, with subsequent follow-up at 3, 6 and 12 months and once per year thereafter.

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Facet effusion sign should not deter decompression for spondylolisthesis

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DJO and Zimmer Biomet reach purchasing agreement

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Routine gait analysis may be a helpful guide for post-TKA rehabilitation

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Neuromuscular Scoliosis: Current Concepts

Orthopedics, June 2015, Volume 38 Issue 6
Scoliosis is a common deformity in neuromuscular disorders. This spinal deformity usually presents at an early age…
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Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty

Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty: Overstepping the Cornerstones of Traditional Pain Management

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Orthopedic procedures are associated with varying degrees of postsurgical pain that represent a challenge for…
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VIDEO: Greenwald on the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative

VIDEO: Greenwald on the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative

June 26, 2015
PROVIDENCE, RI. — At the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, A. Seth Greenwald, DPhil
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