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Girls have higher incidence, risk of osteochondritis dissecans than boys

October 1, 2014

Compared with male patients, female patients had a greater incidence of osteochondritis dissecans and a 1.5-times greater risk for ankle osteochondritis dissecans, according to study results.

Researchers performed a retrospective chart review of an integrated health system from 2007 to 2011 for patients between the ages of 2 and 19 years with ankle osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), recording lesion location, laterality and all patient demographics. The researchers determined ankle OCD for the group as a whole and by both sex and age group and assessed the risk for ankle OCD for age group, sex and ethnicity using multivariate logistic regression models.

Just-in-Time management principles helped reduce patient wait time

October 1, 2014
Applying processes used in manufacturing to streamline patient flow can successfully reduce patient wait time and increase the confidence of residents at teaching…

The most popular stories of September

October 1, 2014
Orthopedics Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories most viewed from September 2014 to keep you abreast of the current hot topics in…
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Satisfaction with TKA varies by patient demographics

October 1, 2014
Among patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty, black patients were three times more likely to be dissatisfied with their procedure, and those with less severe…
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Disposable vs reusable gowns: A battle for infection control and sustainability

Orthopedics Today, September 2014
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Autologous chondrocyte implantation in the patella is only part of the story

August 13, 2014
Recently Gomoll and colleagues published an excellent study entitled “Autologous chondrocyte implantation in the…
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The challenges of a team physician

September 30, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — At the Impact of Sports 2014 Summit, Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, discussed the challenges that team…
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