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Clinical symptoms likely prompt patients with thoracolumbar scoliosis to undergo surgery

February 21, 2017

Investigators of this study found clinical factors, such as functional impairment, prompted patients with adult thoracolumbar scoliosis to undergo surgery; however, demographics and radiographic parameters did not sway the decision to undergo surgery or conservative treatment.

Researchers performed a retrospective evaluation of prospective data from an international multicenter database and identified 184 adults with untreated thoracolumbar/lumbar (TL/L) idiopathic curves. There were 94 patients who underwent conservative treatment and 90 patients who underwent surgery. Investigators assessed demographics, health-related quality of life questionnaires (HRQoL) and 14 radiological preoperative parameters.

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VIDEO: Lombardi discusses outpatient total joint replacement

February 21, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, Adolph V. Lombardi Jr., MD, FACS, discussed outpatient total joint replacement.
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VIDEO: Presenter discusses treatment options for stiff, contracted knees

February 21, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  David G. Lewallen, MD, presented different surgical techniques for the treatment of a stiff or contracted knee.
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Comorbidity significantly associated with length of stay for lower extremity trauma

February 21, 2017
Recently published results showed greater preoperative Charlson Comorbidity Index scores had a significant association with increased length of stay after surgery for…
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Study: Fibula fixation not necessary to maintain alignment in distal tibia fracture

February 20, 2017
Recently published results showed fibula fixation is not necessary to obtain or maintain alignment in the treatment of distal tibia fractures when modern nailing…
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Elution Profiles of Two Methods of Antibiotic Tibial Nail Preparations

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Online Advanced Release, January 31, 2017
Interlocking nails coated with antibiotic-supplemented cement provide effective treatment of infected long bone…
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Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction: Overview of Evaluation and Management. June 2015

The posterior tibialis is a muscle in the deep posterior compartment of the calf that plays several key roles in the…
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VIDEO: Dennis discusses tests for metal sensitivity in TJR patients

February 17, 2017
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