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Subscapularis-sparing TSA offers shoulder anatomic restoration, long-term outcomes raise concerns

August 2, 2015

Using subscapularis-sparing total shoulder arthroplasty offered anatomic restoration of the shoulder; however, concerns were raised with regard to long-term outcomes due to retained osteophytes and significantly mismatched humeral head diameter, according to researchers’ findings.

The researchers conducted a prospective, randomized trial with 96 patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA): 46 patients (mean age: 69 years) were randomly assigned to undergo TSA utilizing the subscapularis-sparing approach, and 50 patients (mean age: 67 years) underwent standard TSA. Postoperative radiographs were immediately performed on all patients.

Volume-to-value transition underway in orthopedic care

August 1, 2015
During the last several years, a seismic change has occurred in health care payment and delivery, shifting the focus from volume-based to value-based reimbursement. In…
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RSA performed nearly twice as often as hemiarthroplasty in Medicare patients

July 31, 2015
In the Medicare population, researchers found reverse shoulder arthroplasty is performed at a frequency similar to total shoulder arthroplasty but nearly twice as often…

Spine Wave announces commercial launch of new interbody system

July 31, 2015
Spine Wave recently announced the commercial launch of the Leva Interbody Device System, an expandable titanium implant optimized for ease of insertion and maximum…

8 important items from AOFAS

July 31, 2015
Orthopedics Today features eight stories of importance to emerge from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting

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In-hospital Mortality Risk for Femoral Neck Fractures Among Patients Receiving Medicare

Orthopedics, July 2015, Volume 38 Issue 7
Increased risk of mortality with time has been established in association with femoral neck fractures. However, little…
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Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction: Overview of Evaluation and Management. June 2015

Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction: Overview of Evaluation and Management. June 2015

The posterior tibialis is a muscle in the deep posterior compartment of the calf that plays several key roles in the…
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VIDEO: A look at techniques in repair of deep osteochondral defects and MIC

July 27, 2015
CHICAGO — At the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting, Lars Peterson, MD, PhD, examined a study…
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