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Preoperative progressive resistance training improved objective function for OA patients who had TKA

August 31, 2016

Results from this study demonstrated the efficacy and safety of preoperative progressive resistance training for postoperative, objective functional performance and muscle strength improvements in patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis.

Researchers performed an assessor-blinded, clinical, randomized controlled trial of 59 patients who were diagnosed with osteoarthritis and scheduled to undergo a unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patients were assigned to either a preoperative progressive resistance training (PRT) group or to a control group. Following TKA, all patients underwent PRT. Investigators collected outcome measures at 1 week and 6 weeks preoperatively and at 1 week, 6 weeks and 12 weeks postoperatively which included the 30-second chair stand test, timed up-and-go (TUG), walking tests, knee extensor and flexor muscle strength, and health-related quality of life and pain scores using the KOOS.

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Study showed low patient, surgeon radiation exposure during direct anterior approach THA

August 31, 2016
Total patient and surgeon radiation exposure during direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty was low, but increased as patient BMI increased, according to…
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No link seen between kinesiophobia, disability in older women with low back pain

August 31, 2016
Investigators of this study found kinesiophobia, as evaluated with the fear avoidance beliefs questionnaire, in women who were at least 60 years old and had low back…
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Limiting low-value care services would result in 'substantial' health care savings

August 30, 2016
Spending on low-value health care services represents a large area of waste in the U.S. health care system, according to data published in JAMA Internal Medicine

Denosumab increases BMD at the lumbar spine, total hip

August 30, 2016
Denosumab treatment for 12 months compared with risedronate increased bone mineral density at the lumbar spine and total hip in patients continuing glucocorticoid…
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Segmental Subtotal Corpectomy and Reconstruction With Titanium Cage and Anterior Plate for Multilevel Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament

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Online Advanced Release, August 30, 2016
This retrospective study assessed the outcomes of segmental subtotal corpectomy with titanium cage reconstruction and…
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Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015

Bundled payments, the idea of paying a single price for a bundle of goods and services, is a financial concept familiar…
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American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2016

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2016

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