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Time to antibiotics, coverage can predict infection of open-tibia fractures

January 28, 2015

Infection of type III open-tibia fractures was predicted by time from injury to antibiotics and to wound coverage, according to stud results.

Researchers retrospectively reviewed all Gustilo-Anderson type III open-tibia fractures treated at a level-one trauma center. After exclusions for missing data, nonreconstructible limbs or absence of 90-day outcome data, the researchers included 137 patients in their analysis. The study’s main outcome measure was deep infection within 90 days.

Clinical trial of procedure to relieve spinal cancer pain launched

January 28, 2015
Loyola University Medical Center has launched the first clinical trial in the United States to test a new combination treatment that delivers radiation directly to the…

FNB may reduce pain, hospital stay after pediatric knee arthroscopy

January 28, 2015
Postoperative pain remains a significant problem in the pediatric surgical population and is related to not only prolonged recovery times, but also the need for…
Joint salvage surgery beneficial, defers arthroplasty in select patients Meeting News Coverage

Joint salvage surgery beneficial, defers arthroplasty in select patients

January 28, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — Femoroacetabular impingement surgery and developmental hip dysplasia joint salvage surgery provide improvement in pain and function, however, it is…

Cerapedics receives CE mark and TGA listing for new bone graft

January 28, 2015
Cerapedics recently announced it has received CE mark in Europe and Therapeutic Goods Administration listing in Australia for its new i-FACTOR Flex FR biologic bone…
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Open Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis: Reliable Treatment for All Biceps Tendon Pathology

Orthopedics, January 2015, Volume 38 Issue 1
Long head of the biceps (LHB) tendon pathology is a common cause of pain in the shoulder. Pathology encountered…
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Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement: October 2014

Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement: October 2014

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Despite recent advances in device manufacturing and surgical techniques, the management of proximal femoral…
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Larson discusses autograft selection

January 23, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii – At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Christopher M. Larson, MD, shares his “pearls” for…
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