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Study indicates hand, upper-extremity surgery may be safely performed in outpatient setting

May 4, 2016

Investigators of a study recently published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found a low adverse event rate after hand or upper extremity surgeries performed at a freestanding ambulatory surgery center, which they note demonstrates that these surgeries can be completed safety in an outpatient setting.

“Our study shows that with proper patient selection, hand and upper extremity surgery can be completed safety at a freestanding ambulatory surgery center,” study coauthor Kanu S. Goyal, MD, said in a press release from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Similar results seen with use of interspinous process device vs decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis

May 4, 2016
CHICAGO — Insertion of standalone percutaneous interspinous process devices is safe and shows outcomes similar to decompressive surgery for patients with…
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Addition of epinephrine to irrigation fluid linked with better visual clarity for shoulder arthroscopy

May 4, 2016
In most common types of therapeutic shoulder arthroscopy, the addition of epinephrine to irrigation fluid significant improved visual clarity, according to…
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VIDEO: Liu discusses advanced lateral transpsoas minimally invasive surgery techniques

May 4, 2016
CHICAGO — At the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, John C. Liu, MD, discussed the indications and applications for lateral lumbar…
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VIDEO: Low incidence of peripheral nerve injury found from positioning during spine surgery

May 4, 2016
CHICAGO — Gurpreet S. Gandhoke, MD, discussed results of a large database study presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. In…
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Biomechanical Analysis of Internal Bracing for Treatment of Medial Knee Injuries

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The internal brace technique uses a high-strength suture tie to augment injured tissues or a primary repair, allowing…
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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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European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress

European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress

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VIDEO: No correlation seen between postoperative alpha angles and 5-year outcomes following hip arthroscopy

April 22, 2016
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