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Study findings show rapid acceptance of RSA in United States

January 27, 2015

Since its introduction in 2004, reverse shoulder arthroplasty has gained rapid acceptance, accounting for one-third of all shoulder arthroplasty procedures in the United States in 2011, according to study results.

Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, researchers identified an estimated 66,485 shoulder arthroplasty procedures performed in the United States in 2011. The researchers then identified indicating diagnoses, demographics and hospital characteristics for each shoulder arthroplasty procedure, and multivariate regression was used to identify factors associated with long hospital stays.

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Simultaneous bilateral TKA may be functionally preferable to unilateral TKA

January 27, 2015
In a recently published study, researchers found patients with knee arthritis who underwent simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty had better functional outcomes…
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New return-to-activity guidelines developed for military personnel with minor TBI

January 27, 2015
The January-February issue of The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation details recommendations for a new a six-step process of progressive activity for military…
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Altered gait, biomechanics seen in patients with juvenile fibromyalgia

January 27, 2015
Patients with juvenile fibromyalgia showed alterations in walking patterns, greater knee weakness, lower bilateral hip abduction strength, reduced ankle dorsiflexion and…
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Study data show PRP has positive effect on tenocyte proliferation recovery

January 26, 2015
Platelet-rich plasma had a positive effect on tenocyte proliferation and recovery on initial application, according to study results. However, the effect was diminished…
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A Novel Reduction Technique for Elbow Dislocations

Orthopedics, January 2015, Volume 38 Issue 1
The purpose of this study was to review a novel reduction maneuver for elbow dislocations. This was a retrospective…
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No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

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There has been much debate and controversy about the routine use of antibiotic-impregnated bone cement in…
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Larson discusses autograft selection

January 23, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii – At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Christopher M. Larson, MD, shares his “pearls” for…
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