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Majority of clinicians overestimate harms, benefits of treatment

August 29, 2016

Most resident and attending internal medicine physicians overestimated both the benefits and harms of common medical tests and treatments, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

These included the prevention of myocardial infarction or stroke with daily aspirin, frequency of biopsy among patients receiving screening mammograms, prevention of hip fracture in patients with osteoporosis using alendronate and prevention of mortality in patients with acute peptic ulcer bleeding using proton pump inhibitors, Mona Krouss, MD, from the University of Maryland Medical Center, and colleagues reported.

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Young patient age, rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis in TKA require special attention

August 29, 2016
Total knee arthroplasty performed for osteoarthritis has gradually shown better outcomes in cases with longer follow-up with an endpoint of implant revision. Much of…
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Greater incision site soft tissue thickness found with lateral vs anterior hip incision

August 29, 2016
Investigators found approaches using a lateral hip incision for total hip arthroplasty had greater incision site soft tissue thickness compared with approaches that used…

Spinal Elements initiates warranty program for devices with specific titanium coating

August 29, 2016
Spinal Elements announced it has initiated a warranty program for its Ti-Bond implants. According to a company press release, Ti-Bond is the company’s porous…
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Corticosteroid use linked with decreased interleukin-6 levels in patients after THA

August 28, 2016
At 6 hours and 24 hours postoperatively, patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty and received corticosteroids had a statistically significant decrease in…
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Femoral Fractures Following Long-term Bisphosphonate Use

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, August 18, 2016
Bisphosphonates are widely used for the prevention of osteoporosis-associated fractures. Femoral fractures associated…
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Protocol-Based Arthroplasty: Less Is More: October 2015

Total joint arthroplasty is a successful orthopedic procedure that is performed in high volume in the United States and…
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American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2016

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2016

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VIDEO: A look at wound complications following total ankle replacements

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