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Early anticoagulation balances antifibrinolysis after knee arthroplasty with tranexamic acid

September 4, 2015

Postoperative venous thromboembolism rates do not differ in patients who receive tranexamic acid when undergoing primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty, Chinese researchers confirmed.

However, the findings published in Thrombosis Research suggest treatment with anticoagulants should be initiated early on after the administration of the synthesized antifibrinolytic agent to maintain balance between the two.

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Early results indicate safety and efficacy of lateral collagen meniscus implant

September 4, 2015
Investigators found significant improvements in all clinical scores from preoperative values to 2-year follow-up in patients who received a lateral Collagen Meniscus…
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Findings support efficacy of ACL Injury Risk Estimation Quiz

September 4, 2015
The ACL Injury Risk Estimation Quiz is an efficient approach for evaluating individual differences for estimating ACL injury risk factors, according to study results…

New ACA rule aims to protect patients from sex, disability discrimination

September 4, 2015
The HHS has announced a proposed rule to modify discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which would help provide equal access to health care and coverage…
BLOG: Identify anatomical abnormalities of anterior knee pain to simplify surgical decision-making Blog

BLOG: Identify anatomical abnormalities of anterior knee pain to simplify surgical decision-making

September 4, 2015
Anterior knee pain remains a challenging condition for patients as well as orthopedic surgeons. Nonoperative treatment remains the mainstay of treatment and positive…
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CME Review Article

Hip Resurfacing Implants

Orthopedics, August 2015, Volume 38 Issue 8
Educational ObjectivesAs a result of reading this article, physicians should be able to:
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Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Intravenous tranexamic acid (TXA) has been identified to be effective in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but the effect…
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VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

August 19, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — At the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Andrew R. Hsu, MD
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