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Direct arthroscopic visualization of bony landmarks results in accurately positioned femoral tunnel

July 28, 2015

Results recently published in Arthroscopy showed accurate positioning of the femoral tunnel was achieved with direct arthroscopic visualization of bony landmarks.

Researchers retrospectively reviewed data for 40 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction with either visualization of the lateral condylar wall from the anterolateral portal with drilled tunnels in an outside-in technique or visualization from the anteromedial portal with retrograde drilling performed using an inside-out technique. The study’s primary outcome measure was the placement of the tunnel center point on postoperative CT scans with 3-D reconstruction according to the radiographic quadrant method of Bernard and Hertel. The researchers compared the measurements with optimal placements and assessed reliability with Spearman and intraclass correlation coefficients.

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Two metrics may improve quality of care for traumatic brain injury patients

July 28, 2015
According to the results of a recently published study, overall rates of patient safety indicators and hospital-acquired conditions can be indicative of the safety and…
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Transosseous, endobutton distal bicep repair can offer similar clinical outcomes

July 27, 2015
A high degree of patient satisfaction, strength restoration, premorbid function and low complication rates were observed after distal biceps repairs with a two-incision…
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Surgical intervention for atypical central cord injury may be an effective management option

July 27, 2015
Surgical intervention for atypical central cord injury in patients with spondylotic spinal cord injury without radiological abnormality proved to be an effective…
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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 focused on repair of deep osteochondral defects…
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CME Review Article

Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, July 2015, Volume 38 Issue 7
As a result of reading this article, physicians should be able to:Describe the…
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CME
Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Intravenous tranexamic acid (TXA) has been identified to be effective in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but the effect…
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VIDEO: A look at the AOSSM Annual Meeting

VIDEO: A look at the AOSSM Annual Meeting

July 24, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Augustus Mazzocca
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