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Similar short-term outcomes seen in robot-assisted, conventional TKA

January 30, 2015

Similar short-term clinical outcomes, such as reduction of mechanical axis alignment and joint-line deviation outliers, were found among patients who underwent robot-assisted and conventional total knee arthroplasty, according to study results.

From May 2012 to December 2012, researchers randomly assigned 31 patients to undergo robot-assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and 29 patients to conventional TKA. Patients had weight-bearing radiographs taken at 1-month follow-up. The researchers examined clinical outcome markers, such as postoperative Knee Society score, Knee Society function score, Oxford knee score, SF-36 score and range of motion, at 6 months. Additionally, operative times, length of hospital stay and any perioperative complications were recorded, as well.

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Navigated, non-navigated kyphoplasty appears to produce similar outcomes

January 30, 2015
Compared with non-navigational kyphoplasty procedures, intraoperative 3-D image-based navigation kyphoplasty outcomes were not significantly improved, according to data…
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Eight important items from OT Hawaii 2015

January 30, 2015
Orthopedics Today features eight stories and videos of importance to emerge from the Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015 meeting.

Spinal Elements announces clearance, upcoming launch of new implants

January 30, 2015
Spinal Elements recently announced it has received FDA clearance for a full line of interbody devices with Ti-Bond coating for use in the cervical spine.The…
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Artificial hybrid likely required for treating giant cell tumor of bone with zoledronic acid

January 29, 2015
In a recently published study, researchers determined that to effectively treat giant cell tumors of bone with zoledronic acid, a hybrid including artificial bone would…
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Pertrochanteric Hip Fracture: A “Routine” Fracture With a Potentially Devastating Vascular Complication

Orthopedics, January 2015, Volume 38 Issue 1
Vascular injuries in conjunction with low-energy geriatric hip fractures, although uncommon, can be life-threatening…
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Adjacent Segment Disease: August 2014

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Larson discusses autograft selection

January 23, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii – At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Christopher M. Larson, MD, shares his “pearls” for…
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