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Highly cross-linked polyethylene bearings showed low revision rate, high survivorship after THA

February 11, 2016

Total hip arthroplasty performed with first-generation annealed highly cross-linked polyethylene bearings in young, active patients showed 97% survivorship at 10 years and a low revision rate for wear-related failure.

Researchers identified 91 patients who underwent 112 total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedures between 1999 and 2003 with an average University of California Los Angeles Activity Score of 8 and a mean age of 53 years. All patients received a 28-mm metal femoral head on annealed highly cross-linked polyethylene (Stryker) bearing, according to researchers.

MX Orthopedics receives FDA clearance for compression staple

February 11, 2016
MX Orthopedics Corp. announced it has received FDA clearance for the dynaMX Compression Staple featuring malleable nitinol technology.“MXO utilized its vast…
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Trend of 7-day full service in hospitals has started to affect orthopaedic surgeons

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2016
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
The government in the United Kingdom has announced that, starting in 2020, 7 days of full service shall be implemented for general practices, as well as hospitals that…
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Minimally invasive tubular microdiscectomy found effective for recurrent lumbar disc herniation

February 11, 2016
Researchers found minimally invasive tubular microdiscectomy can offer patients with recurrent lumbar disc herniation success rates comparable to those reported with…

DeGen Medical launches anterior cervical plate system

February 11, 2016
DeGen Medical Inc. recently announced the launch of its cervical spine implant, Hyper-C Anterior Cervical Plate System, an anterior intervertebral fixation device…
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Reconstruction of Traumatic Bone Defect With In Situ Implantation of Dropped Traumatic Segmental Bone Fragments

Orthopedics, January 2016, Volume 39 Issue 1
This study was conducted to determine whether in situ implantation of a dropped traumatic segmental bone fragment is…
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Protocol-Based Arthroplasty: Less Is More: October 2015

Total joint arthroplasty is a successful orthopedic procedure that is performed in high volume in the United States and…
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VIDEO: Haddad on the anterior approach in THA

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