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How would you treat a young athlete with a chronic AC injury?

December 22, 2014

The patient is a young active athlete with a chronic grade III acromioclavicular separation. He presents 5 months after injury with unknown previous treatment. The general consensus regarding the treatment of acute grade III injuries is to employ nonoperative treatment for 8 weeks to 12 weeks followed by examination to evaluate residual pain and/or dysfunction. However, in the chronic setting, the role of nonoperative management is unclear. The primary indicator for operative treatment is pain. Secondary factors that may indicate operative treatment include weakness and loss of motion in the extremity.

Weaver-Dunn procedure variations

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Smith discusses results of high resolution T2 MRI mapping of injured intervertebral discs

December 22, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Harvey E. Smith, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, discusses his study of population average T2 MRI maps of degenerated intervertebral discs at…

Ortech Systems donates data registry for Operation Walk USA

December 22, 2014
For the third consecutive year, Ortech Systems donated its data registry product for Operation Walk USA.Operation Walk USA provides all aspects of treatment for
In the Journals

ACGME duty hour reform not associated with change in general surgery patient outcomes

December 22, 2014
In a quasi-experimental study of general surgery patient outcomes, results showed implementation of the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty…

Exactech launches new PEEK spacer system

December 22, 2014
Exactech recently announced its spine division has launched Octane Elevate, a polyetheretherketone spacer system for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures. The…
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Intraprosthetic Dislocation of a Contemporary Dual-Mobility Design Used During Conversion THA

Orthopedics, December 2014, Volume 37 Issue 12
Although dual-mobility sockets have been in clinical use for decades in other parts of the world, they recently gained…
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A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants

A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants

A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants
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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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