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Administering TXA after TJA lowers frequency of VTE

April 21, 2015

Read the Perspective from Douglas A. Dennis, MD

Patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty experienced a lower frequency of venothromboembolism and a trend toward reduced mortality with administration of tranexamic acid, according to study results.

Researchers retrospectively analyzed 13,262 elective total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedures in 11,175 patients, among whom tranexamic acid (TXA) was administered intraoperatively in 21% of the procedures. The study’s primary outcome measure was the presence of clinically significant venothromboembolism (VTE) within 30 days of the date of surgery.

In the Journals

Disc bulging most prevalent abnormal finding on MRI in asymptomatic patients

April 21, 2015
Through the review of cervical spine MRI data, researchers found a high frequency and multiple levels of degenerative change in the spinal cord and discs of patients who…

BioStructures announces FDA approval for bone graft solution

April 21, 2015
BioStructures recently announced they have received FDA clearance for their new Silhouette MCS Bone Graft. Indicated for better biologic responsiveness at the defect…
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Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty a cost-effective alternative to TKA for older patients

April 21, 2015
Among patients 65 years and older, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty was an economically appealing alternative to total knee arthroplasty, and was potentially…
Meeting News Coverage

Survey shows spine surgeons would elect to undergo surgery due to high pain, limited activities

April 21, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Indications for decompressive spine surgery due to a herniated disc differ with each patient; therefore, a survey of International Society for the…
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Trauma Update

Ipsilateral Femoral Neck and Shaft Fractures: Current Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies

Orthopedics, April 2015, Volume 38 Issue 4
Associated ipsilateral femoral neck fractures have been reported to occur in 1% to 9% of femoral shaft fractures. The…
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CME
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: Nunley talks patient satisfaction with mobile compression pumps for VTE prophylaxis

VIDEO: Nunley talks patient satisfaction with mobile compression pumps for VTE prophylaxis

April 14, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Ryan Nunley, MD, discusses patient satisfaction with mobile compression pumps for venous…
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