Orthopedics

Top Story

No major differences seen with two types of ACL grafts 16 years after reconstruction

No major differences seen with two types of ACL grafts 16 years after reconstruction
Orthopaedics Today Europe, June 2016

Read the Perspective from Freddie H. Fu, MD, DSc(Hon), DPs(Hon)

BARCELONA — Patellar tendon autografts showed minor and mostly insignificant differences when used in ACL reconstruction compared with hamstring tendon autografts at long-term follow-up, according to results presented at the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress, here.

“[It] is our opinion that the graft choice facing reconstruction should be based on preference of the patient and the surgeon rather than any possible minor differences in the short-, medium- or long-term,” Kristian Samuelsson, MD, PhD, MSC, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, said. This study won the Theo van Rans Best Paper Award at the meeting.

In the Journals

Study showed worse functiondisability in depressed patients with distal radius fractures

May 31, 2016
Compared with non-depressed patients, patients diagnosed with depression prior to treatment of low-energy distal radius fractures had worse function and disability…
In the Journals

Discrepancy seen between patient satisfaction, implant survival after shoulder arthroplasty

May 31, 2016
Although investigators found high implant survival rates among patients following shoulder arthroplasty, they discovered lower patient satisfaction rates. In addition…
Blog

BLOG: Treatment and diagnosis of SLAP tears can sometimes prove difficult

May 31, 2016
Operative treatment of type I (superior labral anterior to posterior) SLAP tears is usually debridement. Treatment of type II SLAP tears is still somewhat controversial…
Video

VIDEO: Experts discuss importance of rod number configuration for pedicle subtraction osteotomy

May 31, 2016
LAS VEGAS — At the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery Annual Meeting, Jensen K. Henry, BA and Renaud Lefage, BS, discussed the…
More News Headlines »
Feature Article

Economics of All-Polyethylene Versus Metal-Backed Tibial Prosthesis Designs

Orthopedics, May 2016, Volume 39 Issue 3
With the large number of total knee arthroplasties being performed and expectations that these numbers will be on the…
More »
CME

Use of a Bipolar Blood-Sealing System During Total Joint Arthroplasty: December 2015

The goal of the clinical use of a bipolar blood-sealing system is to reduce perioperative blood loss in total joint…
More »
Featured
EFORT Annual Congress

EFORT Annual Congress

Video From OT Europe
Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: A look at the FORTE Summer School

May 18, 2016
More »
morganatic-roan
morganatic-roan