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High early complication rates may be associated with adult cervical deformity surgery

September 3, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The type of approach used during adult cervical deformity surgery may have a direct impact on the complication rates and severity of complications for patients, according to results of a study presented at the EuroSpine Annual Meeting, here.

In a study presented by Christopher P. Ames, MD, patients who underwent cervical deformity surgery with an anterior-only approach had comparatively less early complications within 30 days of surgery and less major complication than patients who had other approaches.

Spine Society of Europe reports increases in membership, abstract submissions Meeting News Coverage

Spine Society of Europe reports increases in membership, abstract submissions

September 3, 2015
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Applications for membership in the Spine Society of Europe have doubled in the past year and abstract submissions for the 2015 EuroSpine…
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Curettage suggested as first treatment for tumorinduced osteomalacia lesions in long bone

September 3, 2015
As researchers of this retrospective study of 17 patients with tumor-induced osteomalacia lesions in long bones found 82% of tumors were located in the epiphysis, they…
Pessimistic beliefs and no exercise can lead to more back pain Meeting News Coverage

Pessimistic beliefs and no exercise can lead to more back pain

September 3, 2015
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Patients with back pain who have pessimistic beliefs about the future as a consequence of their pain, coupled with little to no exercise, can…

Integra to acquire total ankle, toe replacement products from Tornier

September 3, 2015
Integra LifeSciences announced a definitive agreement to acquire the domestic rights to multiple foot and ankle products from Tornier N.V.Under the terms of the…
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Thin-Walled Cross-Linked Acetabular Liners Need Not Exhibit Reduced Locking Strength

Orthopedics, August 2015, Volume 38 Issue 8
Use of larger diameter femoral heads has emerged as a promising strategy to reduce the risk of dislocation after total…
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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: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

August 19, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — At the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Andrew R. Hsu, MD
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