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Patients with OA, RA have similar risks of VTE following TKA

April 27, 2015

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Patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis who underwent total knee arthroplasty had similar postoperative risks for developing deep vein thrombosis, according to study findings.

The Japanese Study of Prevention and Actual Situation of Venous Thromboembolism After Total Knee Arthroplasty, a hospital-based, prospective cohort study, was used to recruit 1,288 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA), 1,084 of whom had osteoarthritis (OA) and 204 of whom had rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Mean patient age at time of TKA was 75 years in patients with OA and 67.5 years for patients with RA.

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Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair effective in treatment of elderly patients

April 26, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair was a highly effective treatment in patients older than 70 years, according to results of a study presented at the…
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Symptomatic FAI favorably treated with arthroscopy

April 25, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement developed in adolescents through athletic activities can be treated favorably with arthroscopy, according to…
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High reliability between low-field, high-field MRI seen for features of lumbar disc degeneration

April 24, 2015
Researchers found excellent reliability between low-field and high-field MRI for disc herniation type and severity, central canal and lateral recess stenosis, and…
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No significant association likely between preoperative antibiotics and deep, superficial infection

April 24, 2015
LOS ANGELES — No statistically significant association was found between preoperative antibiotic use and either deep or superficial infection after knee…
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Ceramic-on-Ceramic Versus Ceramic-on-Polyethylene Bearing Surfaces in Total Hip Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, April 2015, Volume 38 Issue 4
The choice between ceramic-on-ceramic (COC) and ceramic-on-polyethylene (COP) in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA)…
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Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty: April 2015

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty: April 2015

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VIDEO: Examining rapid recovery protocol in TKA

VIDEO: Examining rapid recovery protocol in TKA

April 21, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Erik P. Severson, MD, provides a video perspective on rapid recovery protocol following total knee…
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