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Study: Angular stable locking system offers little benefit for treating distal tibial fractures

December 18, 2014

Recently published data showed treating distal tibial fractures using an angular stable locking treating with intramedullary nailing offered no benefit in terms of patient outcomes compared with traditional locking screws.

During a prospective, multicenter, randomized, patient-blinded trial, researchers randomly assigned 142 patients with distal tibial fracture to treatment using an angular stable locking system with intramedullary (IM) nailing or traditional locking screws with IM nailing.

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Moderate-to-severe menopausal vasomotor symptoms increased hip fracture risk

December 18, 2014
Women with moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms during menopause showed lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than women without the symptoms…
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Web-based program may aid in diagnosing knee pain

December 18, 2014
A web-based program was shown to assist clinicians in making a differential diagnosis for knee pain, according to study data.Researchers evaluated the program’s…
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FDA announces members of its Pharmacy Compounding Committee

December 18, 2014
The FDA has announced the roster of its new Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee, the agency announced in a press release. The 14-member committee includes a lineup…

Spinal compression fractures may not require bracing for good outcomes

December 18, 2014
Patients with spinal compression fractures who were braced to treat their injury had comparable pain, function and healing outcomes to those in patients who did not wear…
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Factors Influencing Functional Outcomes in United Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Negative Effect of Lag Screw Sliding

Orthopedics, December 2014, Volume 37 Issue 12
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors influencing functional outcomes in elderly patients with…
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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

There has been much debate and controversy about the routine use of antibiotic-impregnated bone cement in…
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Barrack offers a perspective on use of mobile compression device for thrombosis prevention after TJA

December 15, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting, Robert L. Barrack, MD, shares his…
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