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Preoperative alignment of spine in sagittal plane does not affect JOA scores after laminotomy

July 28, 2015

Pain scores were unaffected by the preoperative alignment of the spine in the sagittal plane after microendoscopic laminotomy in patients with lumbar spinal canal stenosis, according to the results of a recently publish study.

Researchers retrospectively reviewed prospectively collected surgical data for 88 patients with lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSS) who ranged in age from 39 years to 86 years. The minimum clinical and radiographic follow-up was 6 months, and outcomes were compared between patients with a preoperative sagittal vertical axis (SVA) of 50 mm or greater (forward-bending trunk ‘F’ group) and a control group of patients with a preoperative SVA of less than 50 mm.

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Functional internal rotation greater after primary anatomic shoulder arthroplasty vs primary RSA

July 28, 2015
Compared with primary reverse shoulder arthroplasty, primary anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty demonstrated greater functional internal rotation; however, both…
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Direct arthroscopic visualization of bony landmarks results in accurately positioned femoral tunnel

July 28, 2015
Results recently published in Arthroscopy showed accurate positioning of the femoral tunnel was achieved with direct arthroscopic visualization of bony…
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Two metrics may improve quality of care for traumatic brain injury patients

July 28, 2015
According to the results of a recently published study, overall rates of patient safety indicators and hospital-acquired conditions can be indicative of the safety and…
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Transosseous, endobutton distal bicep repair can offer similar clinical outcomes

July 27, 2015
A high degree of patient satisfaction, strength restoration, premorbid function and low complication rates were observed after distal biceps repairs with a two-incision…
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CME Review Article

Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, July 2015, Volume 38 Issue 7
As a result of reading this article, physicians should be able to:Describe the…
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Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Intravenous tranexamic acid (TXA) has been identified to be effective in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but the effect…
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Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: A look at the AOSSM Annual Meeting

VIDEO: A look at the AOSSM Annual Meeting

July 24, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Augustus Mazzocca
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