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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 other minimally invasive techniques.

Researchers included 30 consecutive patients who underwent minimally invasive tubular microdiscectomy for recurrent lumbar disc herniation. Preoperative and postoperative VAS scores for pain and clinical outcomes according to a modified Macnab criteria were evaluated. Patients had a minimum follow-up of 1.5 years.

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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Promising results seen with primary hip arthroscopy after 2 years

February 11, 2016
Results from this study showed clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction was excellent after primary hip arthroscopy, with a 91.4% survivorship overall after 2 years of…

PRP with arthroscopic acromioplasty did not improve outcomes for chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy for up to 2 years

Orthopedics Today, February 2016
Treatment of chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy with arthroscopic acromioplasty significantly improved long-term clinical outcomes up to 2 years, according to study…

Canadian patients had higher major complication rates after TKA vs US patients

Orthopedics Today, February 2016
Patients from Canada who underwent total knee arthroplasty experienced a higher rate of major complications compared with patients from the United States, according to…
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Core Concepts: Orthopedic Intern Curriculum Boot Camp

Orthopedics, January 2016, Volume 39 Issue 1
Orthopedic surgical interns must gain a broad array of clinical skills in a short time. However, recent changes in…
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