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Cigarette use linked with elevated complication risk after surgery

September 23, 2014

CHICAGO — There is a significant increase in complication rates following forefoot surgery for patients who smoke cigarettes, according to a speaker here.

“As surgeons, it is our job to educate patients on this risk preoperatively, to document that we did so and to help patients quit,” Clayton C. Bettin, MD, said at the International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies Triennial Meeting.

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Denosumab shows promise for osteoporotic women at high risk for fracture

September 23, 2014
Women with osteoporosis who are at high risk for fracture adhered to denosumab therapy better than other osteoporosis treatments over time, according to research…
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Initial MTPJ may increase angular correction based on hallus valgus deformity severity

September 23, 2014
CHICAGO — Correction of the intermetatarsal angle increases after metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis based on the severity of hallux valgus deformity, according…
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Revision MCP arthroplasty produces 'reasonable' mid- to long-term implant survival

September 23, 2014
BOSTON — Revision metacarpophalangeal arthroplasty resulted in “reasonable” 5- and 10-year implant survival rates, according to a speaker…
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Disposable vs reusable gowns: A battle for infection control and sustainability

Orthopedics Today, September 2014
Sleiman Haddad, MD
Surgical site infection is one of the major burdens of any surgery; especially in orthopedic surgery, where a…
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Self-love is the cornerstone of resiliency

August 1, 2014
Resilient people regard themselves lovingly. I am not speaking of a self-absorbed conceit. Rather, people who live a…
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Andrews discusses orthopedic surgeons’ role in the prevention of youth sports injuries

September 17, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — At the Impact of Sports 2014 Summit, James R. Andrews, MD, spoke about the increasing number…
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