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Study: Incorporation of opioids not cost-effective for treatment of knee OA

May 26, 2016

Incorporation of opioids into treatment for knee osteoarthritis did not appear to be cost-effective due to a negative impact on pain relief from these medications after total knee arthroplasty, according to results.

Using the Osteoarthritis Policy model, researchers evaluated long-term clinical and economic outcomes of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) with persistent pain despite conservative treatment. Strategies evaluated included opioid-sparing, tramadol and tramadol followed by oxycodone treatments, according to researchers.

In the Journals

Surgeon, hospital factors may play a role in predicting discharge destination after TKA, THA

May 26, 2016
Along with patient factors, surgeon- and hospital-level factors may play a role in predicting discharge destination after total hip and knee arthroplasties, according to…
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Swiss orthopaedics anticipates added exposure in partnership with EFORT for its annual congress

Orthopaedics Today Europe, May 2016
The Swiss Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, known as swiss orthopaedics, was founded in 1942 and represents the interests within Switzerland for…
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VIDEO: Rheumatoid arthritis medications may be used to treat OA during late, progressive stage

May 26, 2016
DESTIN, Fla. — At the Clinical Congress of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Charles J. Malemud, PhD, spoke about the biological basis of osteoarthritis (OA). He said…
In the Journals

Use of neuraxial, general anesthesia found dependent on patient, provider characteristics

May 26, 2016
Patient and provider characteristics were associated with the use of neuraxial anesthesia or general anesthesia for total hip arthroplasty, according to…
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Navigated TKA After Osteotomy Versus Primary Navigated TKA: A Matched-Pair Analysis

Orthopedics, May 2016, Volume 39 Issue 3
This article presents clinical and radiological outcome analysis of navigated total knee arthroplasty (TKA) following…
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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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VIDEO: Zaffagnini discusses current methods used to assess knee laxity

May 23, 2016
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