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Spinal compression fractures may not require bracing for good outcomes

December 18, 2014

Patients with spinal compression fractures who were braced to treat their injury had comparable pain, function and healing outcomes to those in patients who did not wear a brace for the same injury, according to study findings published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

In the Korean study, 60 patients with at least one osteoporosis-related spinal fracture were assigned to wear a brace, a soft brace or no brace at all. The researchers measured outcomes at 12 weeks using the patients’ Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores.

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Study results show HTO in conjunction with MSC improved cartilage healing

December 18, 2014
Compared with high tibial osteotomy with platelet-rich plasma injection only, patients who underwent high tibial osteotomy in conjunction with mesenchymal stem cell…

Centinel Spine introduces new lumbar integrated interbody system

December 18, 2014
Centinel Spine recently announced the introduction of the Midline II, its next-generation Stalif Family Lumbar Integrated Interbody fusion device, designed to restore…
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia appoints John M. Flynn as chief of orthopedic surgery

December 17, 2014
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently announced John M. Flynn, MD, has been named as the institution’s new chief of orthopedic surgery.He assumed…
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Injury common among young female soccer players in Denmark

December 17, 2014
Recently published data showed a high incidence of injury in female adolescent soccer players in Denmark.Researchers studied 424 injuries in 498 female soccer players…
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Medical Management of Fragility Fractures of the Distal Radius

Orthopedics, December 2014, Volume 37 Issue 12
Fragility fractures of the distal radius represent an opportunity to diagnose and treat osteoporosis before further…
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Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement

Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement

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Despite recent advances in device manufacturing and surgical techniques, the management of proximal femoral…
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Barrack offers a perspective on use of mobile compression device for thrombosis prevention after TJA

December 15, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting, Robert L. Barrack, MD, shares his…
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