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Outpatient lumbar, cervical spine surgery can be safe and effective in select patients

July 30, 2015

According to results of a recently published study, among properly selected patients, 99.8% were successfully discharged to their homes following same-day lumbar or cervical spine surgery.

The prospective single-center study of 1,149 outpatients who underwent lumbar or cervical spinal decompression for degenerative spinal disease (DSD) showed 0% surgical mortality and 51 patients (3.5%) who developed minor or major complications postoperatively. About 1.5% of patients (22 patients) had to be admitted to a hospital within 3 months due to surgery-related events, according to the findings from investigators in Norway.

Zimmer Biomet reports decrease in net sales for Q2

July 30, 2015
Zimmer Biomet has announced its second-quarter financial results, which included $1.17 billion in net sales — a 1.3% decrease from the previous year — and an…

Smith & Nephew posts second-quarter, half-year financials

July 30, 2015
Smith & Nephew recently announced strong second-quarter trading and half-year financial results, according to a company press release.Included in the company’s…
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Ankle sleeves, lace-up braces may improve neuromuscular control during Drop Vertical Jump test

July 30, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — When using ankle sleeves and lace-up braces, athletes showed improvements in neuromuscular control while performing the Drop Vertical Jump test…
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Rod contouring with French bender reduced stiffness and yield strength

July 30, 2015
Rod contouring with the use of a French bender reduced rod stiffness and rod yield strength in all types of rods, according to researchers’ findings.The…
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Over-the-Top Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Single- or Double-Strand Hamstrings Autograft

Orthopedics, July 2015, Volume 38 Issue 7
The purpose of this study is to (1) report the long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of a nonanatomical anterior…
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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…
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VIDEO: A look at the AOSSM Annual Meeting

VIDEO: A look at the AOSSM Annual Meeting

July 24, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Augustus Mazzocca
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