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Study: Image-guidance technology virtually eliminates reoperation rates for malpositioned screws

February 27, 2015

Researchers investigated the intraoperative revision and reoperation rates of lumbar pedicle screw placement using either an image-guided open or percutaneous placement method and found the imaging technology reduced revision rates and the rate of malpositioned pedicle screws.

The researchers reviewed 199 cases of 3-D image-guided lumbar pedicle screw instrumentation from November 2006 to December 2011, noting screw or K-wire removal, repositioning or eventual abandonment of insertion. The researchers determined statistical significance between the rates of the two groups using Chi-square test.

Several factors of high importance in treating of Jones fractures in athletes

February 27, 2015
Jones fractures are fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction that are common in young athletic populations, particularly elite…
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Pedicle screw fixation can help reposition C1-C2 dislocation successfully

February 27, 2015
Researchers investigated the effectiveness of using internal screw fixation via the C1 and C2 pedicle in cases of old odontoid fractures and found the method provided an…
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CMS completes first week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing

February 26, 2015
The CMS concluded its first successful end-to-end testing week of the new ICD-10 coding, the agency announced in a blog post. “Testing allows us to identify areas…

Brad Lee promoted to president and CEO of Breg

February 26, 2015
Breg recently announced the promotion of Brad Lee to president and CEO of the company.

Lee brings 22 years of experience in the medical device industry to his new…
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Preoperative Embolization for Bone Metastasis From Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Orthopedics, February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
Preoperative transcatheter arterial embolization for hypervascular bone tumors is now widely accepted as a safe and…
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No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

There has been much debate and controversy about the routine use of antibiotic-impregnated bone cement in…
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Sperling offers insights on RSA

February 13, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — John W. Sperling, MD, offers several "pearls" for orthopedic surgeons regarding reverse shoulder…
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