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Study showed low patient, surgeon radiation exposure during direct anterior approach THA

August 31, 2016

Total patient and surgeon radiation exposure during direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty was low, but increased as patient BMI increased, according to results.

Researchers performed a retrospective chart review of 157 patients who underwent direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty (THA) between 2012 and 2014. Of these, 117 cases were included in the analysis. Researchers collected exposure time, radiation emittance and peak kilovoltage (kVp) from patients’ electronic medical records.

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No link seen between kinesiophobia, disability in older women with low back pain

August 31, 2016
Investigators of this study found kinesiophobia, as evaluated with the fear avoidance beliefs questionnaire, in women who were at least 60 years old and had low back…
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Limiting low-value care services would result in 'substantial' health care savings

August 30, 2016
Spending on low-value health care services represents a large area of waste in the U.S. health care system, according to data published in JAMA Internal Medicine

Denosumab increases BMD at the lumbar spine, total hip

August 30, 2016
Denosumab treatment for 12 months compared with risedronate increased bone mineral density at the lumbar spine and total hip in patients continuing glucocorticoid…
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Similar risk for injury found with traditional vs minimalist running shoes

August 30, 2016
Compared with soldiers in the U.S. Army who wore stability, cushioning or motional-control shoes, soldiers who wore minimalist running shoes were younger and had higher…
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Calcaneocuboid Joint Arthritis of the Midfoot Precedes Tibiotalar Joint Arthritis

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Online Advanced Release, August 30, 2016
Surgical models have best shown the relationship between ankle and mid-foot osteoarthritis, although findings regarding…
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Protocol-Based Arthroplasty: Less Is More: October 2015

Total joint arthroplasty is a successful orthopedic procedure that is performed in high volume in the United States and…
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American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2016

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2016

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