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Ortech Systems donates data registry for Operation Walk USA

December 22, 2014

For the third consecutive year, Ortech Systems donated its data registry product for Operation Walk USA.

Operation Walk USA provides all aspects of treatment for hip or knee replacements, including surgery, hospitalization and pre- and postoperative care, at no cost to participating patients who may not qualify for government health coverage, have insurance or afford surgery on their own, according to a company press release.

In the Journals

ACGME duty hour reform not associated with change in general surgery patient outcomes

December 22, 2014
In a quasi-experimental study of general surgery patient outcomes, results showed implementation of the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty…

Exactech launches new PEEK spacer system

December 22, 2014
Exactech recently announced its spine division has launched Octane Elevate, a polyetheretherketone spacer system for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures. The…

IlluminOSS to begin FDA-approved trials of bone stabilization offering

December 21, 2014
IlluminOSS recently announced it has received conditional FDA approval to conduct clinical trials of the company’s new Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System.

FTC and EC grant clearance for Medtronic acquisition of Covidien

December 20, 2014
Medtronic recently announced it has received clearance from the Federal Trade Commission and conditional clearance from the European Commission for its proposed…
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Tips & Techniques

Dorsal Multiple Plating Without Routine Transarticular Screws for Fixation of Lisfranc Injury

Orthopedics, December 2014, Volume 37 Issue 12
Following a Lisfranc joint injury, stable fixation of the tarsometatarsal joints is crucial to avoid deformity and…
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Efficacy of Surgical Interventions for a Bipartite Patella

Efficacy of Surgical Interventions for a Bipartite Patella

Bipartite patella is a relatively rare phenomenon. This anomaly is typically asymptomatic but can become painful with…
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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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