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Pedicle screw fixation can help reposition C1-C2 dislocation successfully

February 27, 2015

Researchers investigated the effectiveness of using internal screw fixation via the C1 and C2 pedicle in cases of old odontoid fractures and found the method provided an effective and safe surgical approach.

The researchers retrospectively reviewed data for 21 patients with old odontoid fractures (13 men and 8 women; mean age, 46.5 years) who underwent internal screw fixation via the C1 and C2 pedicle. Prior to surgery, all patients underwent radiographic cervical anteroposterior examination with open mouth, lateral and hyperextension views. The researchers also used VAS scores for neck pain and cervical spinal cord functional Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score to evaluate the treatment’s effectiveness.

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CMS completes first week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing

February 26, 2015
The CMS concluded its first successful end-to-end testing week of the new ICD-10 coding, the agency announced in a blog post. “Testing allows us to identify areas…

Brad Lee promoted to president and CEO of Breg

February 26, 2015
Breg recently announced the promotion of Brad Lee to president and CEO of the company.

Lee brings 22 years of experience in the medical device industry to his new…

Six important government approvals for your practice

February 26, 2015
Spine Surgery Today has highlighted six stories of drugs and devices receiving government approval to keep your practice up-to-date. 
In the Journals

Floseal Hemostatic Matrix may improve blood-loss control in TKA

February 26, 2015
Use of Floseal Hemostatic Matrix in total knee arthroplasty safely provided improved control of blood loss and reduced the predicted probability of postoperative blood…
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Trauma Update

Temporary Transarticular K-wire Fixation of Critical Ankle Injuries at Risk: A Neglected “Damage Control” Strategy?

Orthopedics, February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
High-energy ankle fracture-dislocations are at significant risk for postoperative complications. Closed reduction and…
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CME
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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Sperling offers insights on RSA

February 13, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — John W. Sperling, MD, offers several "pearls" for orthopedic surgeons regarding reverse shoulder…
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