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Study data show reduction in pain after inpatient surgery during past 10 years

November 24, 2014

Since 2003, pain rates in patients who underwent inpatient surgery have been greatly reduced, according to research presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Anesthesiology Annual Meeting.

Researchers surveyed 441 patients who underwent inpatient surgery before they were discharged from the hospital and at 1, 2 and 3 weeks after surgery. The survey asked patients to grade their levels of pain intensity on a scale from no pain to extreme pain, and asked patients to rate their satisfaction with the pain medication they were given. The collected survey data were compared with data from a similar study conducted between 1998 and 2002.

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More correction can lead to additional proximal junctional kyphosis

November 24, 2014
The causes of proximal junctional kyphosis need to be evaluated to minimize or treat the disorder in patients, according to a speaker at the Congress of Neurological…

Globus Medical acquires Transplant Technologies of Texas

November 23, 2014
Globus Medical announced recently that it has acquired Transplant Technologies of Texas.Under the acquisition, Globus plans to maintain Transplant Technologies of…

Levolta granted patent for osteoarthritis treatment

November 22, 2014
Levolta Pharmaceuticals announced recently that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for the company’s osteoarthritis therapy, VOLT01.The novel…
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BMI cited as poor predictor of early complications after TJA

November 21, 2014
DALLAS — Results of a database review study presented here indicated a correlation between increased body mass index and 30-day complications for total joint…
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The Masquelet Procedure Gone Awry

Orthopedics, November 2014, Volume 37 Issue 11
The Masquelet technique was first performed in 1986. It is a 2-stage procedure for healing of substantial bone defects…
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Prather speaks on development of registry, her goals for presidency

November 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – Heidi Prather, DO, the incoming president of the North American Spine Society, spoke about the…
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