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ACDF may be more effective than cervical corpectomy

March 5, 2015

Researchers investigating the outcomes of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy found the procedure was more effective than anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion for the same disorder.

Using several electronic search databases, the researchers identified 13 randomized, controlled studies comprising 1,062 patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), including 468 patients who underwent  anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) and 594 patients who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). STATA 12.0 software was used to perform a meta-analysis of the outcomes, and crude standard mean difference (SMD) or odds ratio with 95% confidence intervals were calculated.

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No adverse clinical outcomes found in patients with severe varus deformity after mini-midvastus TKA

March 5, 2015
In patients with severe varus deformity of the knee, mini-midvastus total knee arthroplasty had no adverse clinical outcomes as a result of poor implant position…

SpineGuard receives FDA clearance to market pedicle screw system

March 5, 2015
SpineGuard recently announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its PediGuard product line for minimally invasive surgery.With the expanded use of…
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Ulnar-shortening osteotomy effective for treatment of ulnar impaction syndrome

March 5, 2015
Researchers found performing ulnar-shortening osteotomy with a single oblique cut and stacked saw blades was a cost-effective and clinically useful method for treating…

SCOTUS hears arguments over tax credits for subsidies under ACA

March 4, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court today began hearing oral arguments in King vs. Burwell, a case that will determine whether the Internal Revenue Service may extend tax-credit…
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Comparison of Open and Percutaneous Lumbar Pedicle Screw Revision Rate Using 3-D Image Guidance and Intraoperative CT

Orthopedics, February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
Complications arising from a malpositioned screw can be both devastating and costly. The incidence of neurologic injury…
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Efficacy of Surgical Interventions for a Bipartite Patella: September 2014

Efficacy of Surgical Interventions for a Bipartite Patella: September 2014

AbstractBipartite patella is a relatively rare phenomenon. This anomaly is typically asymptomatic but can become…
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Steinmann talks studies of interest from ASSH

February 23, 2015
BOSTON — Scott P. Steinmann, MD, discusses the findings and clinical relevance to orthopedic surgeons of multiple…
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