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More sensitivity, specificity seen with preoperative synovial fluid IL-6 measurement

January 30, 2015

For patients who underwent revision shoulder arthroplasty, preoperative measurement of synovial fluid interleukin-6 levels was more sensitive and specific compared with current preoperative testing for predicting positive cultures, according to study results.

From November 2012 to September 2013, researchers prospectively enrolled 32 consecutive patients evaluated for pain at the site of a shoulder arthroplasty to undergo revision surgery. On the basis of objective preoperative and intraoperative findings, the researchers categorized cases into infection and no-infection groups and also enrolled 20 patients treated with arthroscopic rotator cuff repair to serve as a non-infected control group.

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Similar short-term outcomes seen in robot-assisted, conventional TKA

January 30, 2015
Similar short-term clinical outcomes, such as reduction of mechanical axis alignment and joint-line deviation outliers, were found among patients who underwent…
In the Journals

Navigated, non-navigated kyphoplasty appears to produce similar outcomes

January 30, 2015
Compared with non-navigational kyphoplasty procedures, intraoperative 3-D image-based navigation kyphoplasty outcomes were not significantly improved, according to data…
Meeting News Coverage

Eight important items from OT Hawaii 2015

January 30, 2015
Orthopedics Today features eight stories and videos of importance to emerge from the Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015 meeting.

Spinal Elements announces clearance, upcoming launch of new implants

January 30, 2015
Spinal Elements recently announced it has received FDA clearance for a full line of interbody devices with Ti-Bond coating for use in the cervical spine.The…
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Pertrochanteric Hip Fracture: A “Routine” Fracture With a Potentially Devastating Vascular Complication

Orthopedics, January 2015, Volume 38 Issue 1
Vascular injuries in conjunction with low-energy geriatric hip fractures, although uncommon, can be life-threatening…
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Adjacent Segment Disease: August 2014

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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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