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Patient-specific TKA implants decreased postoperative blood loss, length of stay

August 31, 2015

Patient-specific implants used during total knee arthroplasty decreased estimated blood loss by 44.72mL, length of stay by 0.39 days and range of motion by 3.90°, however no significant differences were observed between surgical and tourniquet time for patients with these or conventional implants .

In the retrospective consecutive series study, researchers reviewed charts of 621 patients with a mean age 63.19 years. All patients underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA); 307 of those patients received patient-specific implants (PSIs) compared 314 patients who received conventional implants. The charts for patients in the two groups were divided between two surgeons: Surgeon A — PSIs and conventional implants and Surgeon B — PSIs and conventional implants.

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Hounsfield unit values from CT scans may be used to predict risk of distal radial fracture

August 31, 2015
Hounsfield unit measurements acquired from diagnostic CT scans may be used to assess bone quality and help identify patients at risk of distal radial fracture, according…
Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes In the Journals

Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes

August 31, 2015
Understanding that patterns of patellofemoral instability injuries among high school athletes may vary by sport, sex and type of exposure, which investigators in this…

SeaSpine launches new interbody device

August 31, 2015
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Similar function seen between patients released to sport vs those not after ACL reconstruction

August 30, 2015
A comparison of patients released to return to activity after ACL reconstruction and those who were not found no link between clinical impairment measures used to…
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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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Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty: July 2015

Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty: July 2015

The authors conducted a meta-analysis to determine the optimal tourniquet application strategy in total knee…
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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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