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3-D fluoroscopy image-guided pedicle screw placement can improve accuracy

March 31, 2015

Although the learning curve for intraoperative 3-D fluoroscopy-navigated pedicle screw placement is high, the approach can help improve accuracy and reduce patients’ and surgeons’ exposure to radiation once the curve is overcome, according to findings from a recently published study.

The prospective study included a 145 patients undergoing dorsal navigated instrumentation for placement of 928 pedicle screws (PS) between January 2011 and June 2012. The duration of intraoperative 3-D scans, PS placement, PS-related revision and complications, and the accuracy of PS placement on postoperative CT scans were the main outcomes measures for the study.

Zimmer launches new external fixation system

March 31, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Zimmer Holdings announced the launch of the XtraFix external fixation system for trauma patients during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons…
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Gokaslan named chair of neurosurgery at Warren Alpert Medical School

March 31, 2015
Brown University and Lifespan recently announced the hiring of Ziya Gokaslan, MD, as the new chair of neurosurgery in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown…

Modernizing Medicine showcases advancements in EMA Orthopedics

March 31, 2015
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Modernizing Medicine showcased the latest advancements with the Electronic Medical…
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Distal tibial osteotomy may reduce pain in short-term for patients with ankle osteoarthritis

March 30, 2015
Patients with ankle arthritis, a widened mortise and minor talar tilt experienced less pain in the short term after distal tibial osteotomy without fibular osteotomy…
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Surgical Indications for Distal Tibial Epiphyseal Fractures in Children

Orthopedics, March 2015, Volume 38 Issue 3
The goal of this study was to investigate the treatment methods and surgical indications of distal tibial epiphyseal…
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Femoroacetabular Impingement: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment. March 2015

Femoroacetabular Impingement: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment
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VIDEO: Zuckerman discusses the Bundled Payment Initiative

March 25, 2015
LAS VEGAS – At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, the Walter…
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