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Performance improvement programs improved early antibiotic treatment for open fractures

December 19, 2014

Implementation of a multifaceted performance improvement program concentrating on education, accountability and antibiotic availability for the treatment of open fracture patients improved early and appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis treatment, according to study results.

Researchers divided patients with open fractures treated by orthopedic surgery into those treated before the placement of an open fractures performance improvement program, from January 2012 to December 2012 (group one), and those treated after the program was instituted, from January 2013 to December 2013 (group two). The researchers evaluated patient demographics, injury factors and performance measures relating to early open fracture care.

Stimwave receives FDA clearance for new pain relief system

December 19, 2014
Stimwave Technologies Incorporated recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to market a wireless, microtechnology neuromodulation device for the…
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Study: Patients have similar pain scores for liposomal bupivacaine vs. femoral nerve block after TKA

December 19, 2014
Among adult patients who underwent unilateral total knee arthroplasty, a periarticular injection of liposomal bupivacaine was found to be non-inferior to femoral nerve…

Globus Medical announces new articulating expandable spacer

December 19, 2014
Globus Medical has announced the launch of Altera, the first minimally invasive, fully articulating expandable spacer for spinal fusion. The new spacer is designed to…
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Study: Angular stable locking system offers little benefit for treating distal tibial fractures

December 18, 2014
Recently published data showed treating distal tibial fractures using an angular stable locking treating with intramedullary nailing offered no benefit in terms of…
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Upper-Extremity Thrombosis in a Patient After Biceps Tenodesis

Orthopedics, December 2014, Volume 37 Issue 12
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the upper extremity is uncommon compared with DVT of the lower extremity. Exertional…
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No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

There has been much debate and controversy about the routine use of antibiotic-impregnated bone cement in…
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Barrack offers a perspective on use of mobile compression device for thrombosis prevention after TJA

December 15, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting, Robert L. Barrack, MD, shares his…
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