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Obese patients may experience inflammatory response, endothelial dysfunction after knee surgery

April 28, 2015

Endothelial repair may be affected in obese patients due to an inflammatory disease after surgery resulting from high levels of endothelial microparticles, a low amount of endothelial progenitor cells and increasing levels of adipokines, according to study results.

Researchers prospectively assessed 74 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patients were divided into tertiles according to BMI. Clinical findings documented included age; sex; BMI; hypertension; diabetes; hyperlipidemia; and current alcohol, smoking and medication consumption.

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VIDEO: Errico talks volume in relation to early reoperation after adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery

April 28, 2015
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Thomas J. Errico, MD, discusses the relation of volume to early reoperation after…
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Several risk factors associated with pulmonary metastases from GCT of bone

April 28, 2015
Patients with benign giant cell tumor of bone who were younger, presented with Enneking stage-3 disease, developed local recurrence or presented with axial disease had…
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Biomechanical factors likely play large role in risk for low back pain

April 28, 2015
Results of a survey to determine the cause of low back pain in French male employees demonstrated that biomechanical factors can play a larger role in the origination of…
Objective, subjective data similar between patients with, without peripheral nondegenerative MMTs Meeting News Coverage

Objective, subjective data similar between patients with, without peripheral nondegenerative MMTs

April 28, 2015
LOS ANGELES — No differences were found in objective and subjective results between patients with peripheral nondegenerative medial meniscus tears treated with…
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Ceramic-on-Ceramic Versus Ceramic-on-Polyethylene Bearing Surfaces in Total Hip Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, April 2015, Volume 38 Issue 4
The choice between ceramic-on-ceramic (COC) and ceramic-on-polyethylene (COP) in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA)…
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Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty

Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty: Overstepping the Cornerstones of Traditional Pain Management

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Orthopedic procedures are associated with varying degrees of postsurgical pain that represent a challenge for…
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VIDEO: Does hip arthroscopy lead to inferior outcomes after THA?

VIDEO: Does hip arthroscopy lead to inferior outcomes after THA?

April 22, 2015
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Jonathan Vigdorchik, MD, examines…
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