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Perioperative delirium increases length of stay, costs after fragility hip fracture surgery

July 4, 2015

Perioperative delirium was associated with a significant incremental in-hospital length of stay and significant incremental episode-of-care costs following surgery for fragility hip fracture in nearly half of elderly patients studied, according to recently published findings.

Researchers evaluated 242 patients ages 65 years and older who underwent surgical treatment of a fragility hip fracture between January 2011 and December 2012, analyzing demographic, clinical, surgical and adverse event data. To detect perioperative delirium, the researchers used the confusion assessment method prospectively.

Joimax launches new system to treat spinal stenosis

July 3, 2015
The Germany company, joimax, recently announced the launch of its new iLESSYS Delta system during the German Society of Neurosurgery Annual Meeting, according to a…
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Physician urges FDA not to lift restrictions on drug makers’ claims about their products

July 3, 2015
Drug regulations and a governing body to mandate them is a necessity for patients’ safety and health care providers’ peace-of-mind, according to a recently…
In the Journals

TKA mechanical alignment more accurate on hip-knee-ankle radiograph vs. anteroposterior radiograph

July 3, 2015
Standardized anteroposterior radiographs were insufficient for the accurate assessment of the mechanical alignment of total knee arthroplasty compared with…
Resident performance in knee arthroscopy may improve with cadaveric skills labs, simulators Meeting News Coverage

Resident performance in knee arthroscopy may improve with cadaveric skills labs, simulators

July 2, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Residents who trained with cadaveric skills labs and simulators experienced improved performance in knee arthroscopy compared with residents who…
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Risk Factors for Postoperative Urinary Retention in Men Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, June 2015, Volume 38 Issue 6
Postoperative urinary retention is a common complication after major orthopedic procedures of the lower limb. In total…
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Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction: Overview of Evaluation and Management. June 2015

Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction: Overview of Evaluation and Management. June 2015

The posterior tibialis is a muscle in the deep posterior compartment of the calf that plays several key roles in the…
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VIDEO: Bosco talks value-based payments

VIDEO: Bosco talks value-based payments

June 29, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — At the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, spoke…
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