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Researchers compare standard tibial nail to nail with core for cement impregnated with antibiotics

September 18, 2014

In a preliminary report of results of a prospective study of the SAFE DualCore Universal Nail system used for open tibial fractures, traumatologists said the use of the system was associated with statistically significantly fewer infections than with standard nails. They also found a time to union of 4.5 months with the new nail compared to 7.5 months for patients whose fractures they treated with standard nails.

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Ceterix announces issuance of new patent

September 18, 2014
Ceterix Orthopaedics announced recently the issuance of a new patent for the NovoStitch suture passer.The NovoStitch is used during the repair of meniscal tears and…
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Topical, intravenous tranexamic acid offer similar efficacy during TKA

September 18, 2014
For patients undergoing unilateral primary total knee arthroplasty, topical tranexamic acid had similar efficacy to intravenous tranexamic acid, according to study…
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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 of children who participate in youth sports and…
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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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