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Satisfaction with TKA varies by patient demographics

October 1, 2014

Among patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty, black patients were three times more likely to be dissatisfied with their procedure, and those with less severe degenerative changes intraoperatively were 2.1 times more likely to be dissatisfied, according to study results.

Researchers identified 989 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and had complete preoperative and intraoperative data with a minimum 2-year follow-up.

In the Journals

Direct screw repair of pars interarticularis offers satisfactory outcomes in adolescents

October 1, 2014
Direct screw repair of the pars interarticularis provides a minimally invasive option for the treatment of spondylolysis in adolescent athletes with satisfactory…
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Physician time does not sync with physician work relative value units

October 1, 2014
CHICAGO — The time spent by a physician conducting a procedure is not accurately reflected by the physician work expressed in relative value units, according to a…

Integra LifeSciences announces change in leadership

October 1, 2014
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation recently announced several changes to the leadership of its Orthopedics and Tissue Technologies business.“This new…
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Letter to the Editor

The International Orthopedic Surgery Fellow: The Beginning of the End

Orthopedics, August 2014, Volume 37 Issue 8
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Efficacy of Surgical Interventions for a Bipartite Patella

Bipartite patella is a relatively rare phenomenon. This anomaly is typically asymptomatic but can become painful with…
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The challenges of a team physician

September 30, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — At the Impact of Sports 2014 Summit, Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, discussed the challenges that team…
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