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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 ability to collect pain history from 527 consecutive ambulatory patients with knee pain and make a differential diagnosis for them through the use of an internet questionnaire during a 3-month period. The program made its diagnosis by selecting from 26 common diagnoses relating to knee pain.

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FDA announces members of its Pharmacy Compounding Committee

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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

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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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Study results show HTO in conjunction with MSC improved cartilage healing

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Centinel Spine introduces new lumbar integrated interbody system

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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
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Efficacy of Surgical Interventions for a Bipartite Patella

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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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