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Operative, nonoperative treatment of pediatric clavicle factures offer similar outcomes

March 2, 2015

Researchers found no significant differences in outcome measures between pediatric patients treated operatively and nonoperatively for clavicle fractures, according to recently published data.

The researchers retrospectively reviewed the charts of pediatric patients treated for clavicle fractures between January 2001 and October 2011. Thirty-two patients were treated nonoperatively, and 46 patients underwent open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of a displaced clavicle fracture.

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No significant differences found between simple, vertical mattress shoulder repair

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Although no significant differences were found in contact pressure between suture labral repair and vertical mattress labral repair of the shoulder, researchers found an…
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Isolated gastrocnemius recession offers sustained pain relief for chronic Achilles' tendinopathy

March 2, 2015
Patients with chronic Achilles’ tendinopathy experienced significant and sustained pain relief after isolated gastrocnemius recession, according to recently…
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Patients with workers' compensation have inferior outcomes after hip arthroscopy

March 2, 2015
Patients with worker’s compensation claims had inferior functional outcomes after hip arthroscopy compared with a non-workers’ compensation group, according…

Blue Belt issued CE mark for TKA offering

March 1, 2015
Blue Belt Technologies recently announced it has received CE mark for its Stride Unicondylar Knee System.Indicated for use alongside the company’s proprietary…
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Temporary Transarticular K-wire Fixation of Critical Ankle Injuries at Risk: A Neglected “Damage Control” Strategy?

Orthopedics, February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
High-energy ankle fracture-dislocations are at significant risk for postoperative complications. Closed reduction and…
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A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants

A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants

A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants
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Sperling offers insights on RSA

February 13, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — John W. Sperling, MD, offers several "pearls" for orthopedic surgeons regarding reverse shoulder…
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