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Study shows relationship between obesity and operative time during TJR

November 25, 2014

Researchers have identified a relationship between obesity and operative time, and patient age and length of hospital stay among patients who underwent total hip and knee arthroplasty that may be of use in planning operating lists.

The researchers retrospectively reviewed 589 patients who underwent primary hip and knee arthroplasty. Age, body mass index (BMI) and comorbidities were recorded, and effects on operative duration and length of stay were analyzed.

In the Journals

Rougher stem surface finish may contribute to high levels of osteolysis and stem failure

November 25, 2014
The addition of a rougher surface finish to a modular stem may have contributed to high levels of osteolysis and stem failure, according to study results.Researchers…
Meeting News Coverage

Eight important items from the NASS Annual Meeting

November 25, 2014
Spine Surgery Today features eight videos and stories to keep your practice up to date from the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting.
In the Journals

Staged allograft reconstruction had favorable results for open knee extensor mechanism injuries

November 25, 2014
Despite high complication rates, patients with open knee extensor mechanism injuries who required staged allograft reconstruction generally had favorable results…

FDA proposes reclassification of rigid pedicle screw systems

November 25, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a reclassification of rigid pedicle screw systems.Currently classified as preamendments class-III devices, the FDA…
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Tips & Techniques

Repair of Tibialis Anterior Muscle Herniation Using Periosteum

Orthopedics, November 2014, Volume 37 Issue 11
Muscular herniation consists of focal muscular protrusions through an acquired or congenital fascial defect. The…
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CME
Systematic Review of High volume Multimodal Wound Infiltration in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Systematic Review of High volume Multimodal Wound Infiltration in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Abstract
Pain relief following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is challenging because early mobilization and…
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Prather speaks on development of registry, her goals for presidency

November 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – Heidi Prather, DO, the incoming president of the North American Spine Society, spoke about the…
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