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Intra-articular bupivacaine injection after THA reduces pain, meperidine use

January 26, 2015

Patients who received an intra-articular injection of bupivacaine after total hip arthroplasty experienced reduced pain and meperidine use within the first 12 hours, according to study results.

Researchers randomly assigned 100 patients undergoing unilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA) to receive an intra-articular injection of 300 mg bupivacaine or normal saline after surgery. The researchers determined VAS scores on a scale of zero to 100 (VAS-100) at 2, 4, 8, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 72 hours and documented the amount of meperidine used by each patient at 24, 48 and 72 hours after surgery.

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En bloc resection of spinal sarcomas may increase patient survival

January 26, 2015
In a study analyzing different treatments for spinal sarcomas and the effects different spinal tumors have on patients’ rate of survival, researchers found en bloc…
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Young men at highest risk for closed reduction after elbow dislocation

January 26, 2015
Men 20 years of age or younger are at the highest risk of closed reduction following an elbow dislocation, according to recently published data.Investigators culled…
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Significant association likely between heavy physical activity and ZJO

January 26, 2015
Findings from a recently published study showed a statistically significant cross-section association between heavy physical activity and severe lumbar zygapophyseal…
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Majority of PCPs assigned high value to medical imaging

January 26, 2015
The majority of primary care physicians considered access to medical imaging to be essential to patient care, indicating that it aided in establishing earlier and more…
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Comparison of Nonnavigated and 3-dimensional Image-based Computer Navigated Balloon Kyphoplasty

Orthopedics, January 2015, Volume 38 Issue 1
Balloon kyphoplasty is a common treatment for osteoporotic and pathologic compression fractures. Advantages include…
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Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement

Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement

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Despite recent advances in device manufacturing and surgical techniques, the management of proximal femoral…
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Larson discusses autograft selection

January 23, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii – At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Christopher M. Larson, MD, shares his “pearls” for…
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