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Low-grade infections a growing problem in shoulder, elbow surgeries

May 27, 2015

PRAGUE — Postoperative, low-grade infections in the shoulder and elbow are becoming a growing problem in orthopedic surgeries, a speaker reported today at the 16th Annual EFORT Congress, here.

Robert Hudek, MD, of Rhön-Klinikum AG, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany, reported postoperative infection rates have increased from 0.4% to 3.8% for the entire spectrum of procedures in shoulder and elbow surgery, according to a press release.

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EFORT Congress opens in Prague

May 27, 2015
PRAGUE — More than 7,000 orthopedic surgeons from around world have gathered here for the 16th European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and…
In the Journals

Work-focused rehab, controlled interventions have same effect on neck pain, disability

May 27, 2015
Work-focused rehabilitation intervention was found to have the same effect on patients’ pain and disability scores when compared with controlled interventions…

Reduced opioid use and lower pain scores found with use of dual nerve block

May 26, 2015
Patients who underwent major foot and ankle surgery experienced a reduced need for opioid analgesics, lower pain scores and higher patient satisfaction with the use of…
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Use of extracellular matrix augmentation in rotator cuff revision shows no significant improvement

May 26, 2015
Compared with historical reports without augmentation, augmentation of revision rotator cuff repair with an extracellular matrix augmentation patch through an open…
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Original Research

Hip Function and Predictors of Subjective Outcomes in Individuals With a History of Low Back Pain

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, May/June 2015, Volume 7 Issue 3
Increased fatigability of the trunk and hip extensors has been reported in individuals with a history of low back pain…
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Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015

Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015
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VIDEO: Valedvit on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral devices

VIDEO: Valedvit on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral devices

May 21, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Antonio Valdevit, PhD, discusses a study on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral…
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