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Return to play after TSA linked to sports participation in 5-year preoperative period

March 31, 2015

Return to play in patients who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty was found to be associated with the level of sports participation in the 5-year period leading up to surgery, according to recently published study data.

Researchers evaluated 170 total shoulder arthroplasties (TSAs) in 154 patients who underwent TSA for primary glenohumeral arthritis between May 1997 and July 2007. Patients were divided into two cohorts based on whether they had (group 1) or had not (group 2) participated in sports within a 5-year span before surgery. Through the use of patient surveys, the primary outcomes evaluated were return to play (RTP) and return to work for patients not retired at a mean follow-up of 6.2 years.

BioMed Central retracts 43 articles that used fabricated reviewers

March 31, 2015
Following an investigation which revealed attempts to manipulate the peer review process, medical and scientific publisher BioMed Central has retracted 43 articles that…

CareCredit launches mobile payment solution

March 31, 2015
CareCredit recently announced the launch of its digital card technology, a new mobile payment offering for all CareCredit cardholders and providers. The digital card…
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3-D fluoroscopy image-guided pedicle screw placement can improve accuracy

March 31, 2015
Although the learning curve for intraoperative 3-D fluoroscopy-navigated pedicle screw placement is high, the approach can help improve accuracy and reduce…

Zimmer launches new external fixation system

March 31, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Zimmer Holdings announced the launch of the XtraFix external fixation system for trauma patients during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons…
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Modular Hip Implant Fracture at the Stem-Sleeve Interface

Orthopedics, March 2015, Volume 38 Issue 3
The use of modular implants in femoral stem design has grown increasingly popular over the last decade because of the…
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Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty

Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty: Overstepping the Cornerstones of Traditional Pain Management

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Orthopedic procedures are associated with varying degrees of postsurgical pain that represent a challenge for…
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VIDEO: Zuckerman discusses the Bundled Payment Initiative

March 25, 2015
LAS VEGAS – At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, the Walter…
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