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Recognize, treat ‘hidden’ deformity in some patients with degenerative conditions

September 26, 2016

SAN DIEGO — Neurosurgeons focused on the spine may need to resort to spinal correction techniques similar to those used to correct spinal deformity to obtain optimal outcomes in some patients with degenerative diseases of the spine, a presenter said at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, here.

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FACS, said 15% to 33% of patients with degenerative diseases of the spine do not respond to decompression alone or to decompression with fusion and are at risk for an unrecognized, and possibly untreated, deformity.

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No advantages seen with closed suction drainage for direct anterior hip arthroplasty

September 26, 2016
Results from this study indicated patients who underwent direct anterior total hip arthroplasty with closed suction drainage had no clinical benefits or disadvantages…
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Study reveals rate of death, reoperation after treatment of periprosthetic femur fractures

September 25, 2016
Recently published results showed a 24% risk of death or reoperation 1 year following surgical treatment of periprosthetic femur fractures. Researchers performed a…
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Decreased bleeding, transfusion rate seen with use of tranexamic acid and aspirin during TJA

September 24, 2016
Among 2,835 patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty and received aspirin for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, investigators of this retrospective study found…
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Autologous hamstring graft diameter in ACL reconstruction linked with likelihood for revision

September 23, 2016
Investigators of this study found a 0.82-times lower chance of patients needing a revision ACL reconstruction for each 0.5-mm increase in graft diameter from 7 mm to 9…
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Lumbar Spinous Process–Splitting Laminoplasty: A Novel Technique for Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression

Orthopedics, September/October 2016, Volume 39 Issue 5
Minimally invasive posterior spinous process–splitting laminoplasty preserving the paraspinal musculature has been…
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Use of a Bipolar Blood-Sealing System During Total Joint Arthroplasty: December 2015

The goal of the clinical use of a bipolar blood-sealing system is to reduce perioperative blood loss in total joint…
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British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 2016

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