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Study shows similar outcome measures between ORIF, partial patellectomy

March 6, 2015

Patients with isolated displace patella fractures who underwent either open reduction and internal fixation or partial patellectomy experienced similar final range of motion, functional scores and complication rates, according to study results.

Researchers had 52 patients with isolated displaced patella fractures who underwent operative treatment between January 2002 and December 2009 complete outcome questionnaires and participate in a physical examination. Overall, 26 patients underwent partial patellectomy (PP) and 26 underwent open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Outcomes were measured using the Knee Outcome Survey – Activities of Daily Living Scale, SF-36 Health Survey and SF Musculoskeletal Function Assessment Survey.

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Novel osteoinductive system shows accelerated fusion in preliminary PLIF study

March 6, 2015
PHOENIX — Researchers have developed novel spinal instrumentation that, in a preliminary study presented here, showed promise as a more advanced adjunct to bone…

Nextremity Solutions names Deeter as CEO, Chairman

March 6, 2015
Nextremity Solutions recently announced it has named Nick A. Deeter CEO and chairman of the board of directors for the company. “I am excited to lead Nextremity…
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Study shows 2-year cost-effectiveness results equivalent for TLIF, LLIF

March 6, 2015
PHOENIX — In a comparison of physician, hospital and other charges for lateral lumber interbody fusion and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, researchers…
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Array of posterior osteotomies help achieve deformity-correction goals

March 6, 2015
PHOENIX — Despite a few limitations to its use, the posterior osteotomy can provide surgeons with a variety of methods to correct spinal deformity that is…
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Temporary Transarticular K-wire Fixation of Critical Ankle Injuries at Risk: A Neglected “Damage Control” Strategy?

Orthopedics, February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
High-energy ankle fracture-dislocations are at significant risk for postoperative complications. Closed reduction and…
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Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015

Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015
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Preparing for ICD-10 implementation

March 3, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Damian Novak, BS, MBA, discusses how orthopedic surgeons can…
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