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Excising portion of extensor carpi radialis brevis showed no benefit for chronic tennis elbow

April 25, 2017

Surgery that excises a portion of the extensor carpi radialis brevis, referred to as the Nirschl technique, provided no significant benefit to patients with chronic tennis elbow, according to a placebo-controlled study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day.

“We had significant improvements in both [placebo and experimental] groups, often starting in the 6-[week] to 12-week mark and improving further as time went on,” Martin Kroslak, MBBS, MSpMed, MSurg, said in his presentation. “There was no statistically significant difference between the groups at any timepoint in any outcome measure.”

Penn professor to become American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ first female president

April 25, 2017
Kristy L. Weber, MD, will become the first female president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 2019. Weber, chief of orthopedic oncology for University…
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Early vs delayed showering after TKA showed no difference in surgical site bacterial recolonization

April 24, 2017
Recently published results showed patients who showered soon after total knee arthroplasty had no difference in the rate of surgical site bacterial recolonization…
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Intradiscal PRP injections may reduce discogenic low back pain

April 24, 2017
Intradiscal platelet-rich plasma injections were safe for treatment of discogenic low back pain, according to recently published results. “[We] really had not had…
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Impaction autografting proved to be secure, bone-preserving method for shoulder arthroplasty

April 24, 2017
Use of impaction autografting for humeral component fixation in anatomic shoulder arthroplasty proved to be a secure, durable and bone-preserving option, according to…
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Prospective Assessment of Sleep Quality Before and After Primary Total Joint Replacement

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Online Advanced Release, April 18, 2017
Sleep disruption is a common, yet rarely addressed, complaint among patients who have undergone total joint…
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Femoroacetabular Impingement: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment. March 2015

Femoroacetabular Impingement: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment
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VIDEO: Presenters speak about new knee system

April 6, 2017
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