Orthopedics

Top Story

Vertebroplasty remains preferred treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures

September 2, 2015

Despite concerns with excessive angular correction, vertebroplasty remains the preferred treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures over kyphoplasty, according to recent study results.

Researchers equally assigned 100 patients with vertebral compression fractures to either the kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty group. In cement augmentation, researchers used polymethylmethacrylate as bone filler. Pain scores were determined by the VAS scale and researchers used reconstructed CT images to measure each patient’s vertebral body height and wedge angle.

Wright Medical receives FDA approval for Augment bone graft

September 2, 2015
Wright Medical Group Inc. announced FDA premarket approval for its Augment bone graft, which can be used as an alternative to autograft for ankle or hindfoot fusion…
In the Journals

Acetabular anterior overcoverage, retroversion in the anterosuperior acetabulum not more common in women

September 1, 2015
Recently published data indicated that although women had a greater mean global and focal acetabular anteversion compared with men, the prevalence of focal cephalad…
Blog

BLOG: Give a ‘shout out’ to our military orthopedic surgeons

September 1, 2015
I recently returned from one of the most fulfilling weekends I have experienced in some time – 2 days at the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the…
In the Journals

Active surveillance significantly reduces SSI rates after neurosurgery

September 1, 2015
The postoperative period for neurosurgery patients is associated with risk factors for surgical site infection that may go unnoticed, but active surveillance during this…
More News Headlines »
Feature Article

Outcome Measures in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Directions

Orthopedics, August 2015, Volume 38 Issue 8
Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is the most commonly performed surgical procedure for the treatment of advanced…
More »
CME
Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Intravenous tranexamic acid (TXA) has been identified to be effective in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but the effect…
More »
Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

August 19, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — At the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Andrew R. Hsu, MD
More »
morganatic-roan