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Female gender, ASA class predicted readmission rates following TJA

October 20, 2014

Among patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty, readmission rates were predicted by female gender, American Society of Anesthesiologists class and duration of procedure, according to study results.

Researchers retrospectively assessed 30-day readmission rates among patients who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) between 2007 and 2012. Overall, 1,078 primary total joint arthroplasty patients were included, of which 38 were identified as readmissions and 129 were selected as control patients.

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RIA-harvested autografts achieved similar union rates as ICGB with less donor-site pain

October 20, 2014
Autograft harvested using the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator technique achieved similar union rates as iliac crest bone graft with significantly less donor-site pain…
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Open Payments search tool released

October 20, 2014
CMS announced it has added a simple search tool to its Open Payments website, which now includes more detailed information.Users can search the database in three ways…
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Study: No link found between aspiration of ankle fractures and pain relief

October 19, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — Level 1 research presented here showed aspiration of acute ankle fractures did not lead to diminished pain or decreased usage of pain medication in…
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Glenohumeral Pressure With Surface Replacement Arthroplasty Versus Hemiarthroplasty

Orthopedics, October 2014, Volume 37 Issue 10
It is not known whether significant differences in the glenohumeral center of pressure and contact pressure exist…
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Efficacy of Surgical Interventions for a Bipartite Patella

Bipartite patella is a relatively rare phenomenon. This anomaly is typically asymptomatic but can become painful with…
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Study examines differences in spinal vertebrae osteoblast gene transcription profiles for patients with AIS and healthy individuals

October 16, 2014
LYON, France — Florina Moldovan, PhD, discusses the research into adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) that…
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