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Allogeneic blood transfusions may result in higher infection rates after lumbar surgery

July 6, 2015

According to study findings, patients who received an allogeneic blood transfusion during lumbar spine surgery were at higher risk for surgical site infection, urinary tract infection and overall postoperative infections.

Researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study from a tertiary care spine referral center. The study included 3,721 patients who underwent laminectomy and/or arthrodesis of the lumbar spine.

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Lima Corporate completes Zimmer-Biomet assets acquisition

July 6, 2015
Lima Corporate announced the completion of the assets acquisition from Zimmer Holdings for the Zimmer Unicompartmental High Flex Knee and the Biomet Discovery Elbow…
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Anterior, posterior surgery can be equivalent for patients with right thoracic AIS

July 6, 2015
According to the results of a recently published study, patients with right thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis may benefit equally from anterior or posterior…
Shoulder arthroscopy procedure has low 30-day complication rate In the Journals

Shoulder arthroscopy procedure has low 30-day complication rate

July 6, 2015
Among patients who underwent shoulder arthroplasty, a 30-day complication rate of 1% was observed, with return to the operating room being the most common complication…
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Arthroscopic reshaping for symptomatic discoid lateral meniscus had satisfactory clinical outcomes

July 5, 2015
Pediatric patients who underwent arthroscopic reshaping for symptomatic discoid lateral meniscus experienced satisfactory clinical outcomes after a mean of 10.1 years…
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Hybrid Graft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Predictable Graft for Knee Stabilization

Orthopedics, June 2015, Volume 38 Issue 6
Trauma to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a season-ending injury and involves months of activity modification…
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Femoroacetabular Impingement: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment. March 2015

Femoroacetabular Impingement: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment
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VIDEO: Bosco talks value-based payments

VIDEO: Bosco talks value-based payments

June 29, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — At the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, spoke…
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