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Surgical intervention for arachnoiditis ossificans may lead to poor outcomes

July 7, 2015

According to findings from a recently published case study, arachnoiditis ossificans is a relatively rare disorder with unclear etiologies that may not be able to be addressed through surgical intervention.

Researchers noted the case of a 29-year-old male patient who reported lower back stiffness and discomfort 23 months after undergoing posterior pedicle screw fixation and fusion for multiple lumbar spine fractures. The patient underwent a laminectomy at L2 and L3-4. Allogeneic bone was used to perform posterolateral fusion, and the surgeons noted at L2, bone fragments from the burst fracture had injured the dural sac along with some nerve roots.

Overall rate of return to play high among MLB players after ACL reconstruction In the Journals

Overall rate of return to play high among MLB players after ACL reconstruction

July 7, 2015
Although there was a decline in the number of games played postoperatively, Major League Baseball players who underwent ACL reconstruction had an 88% overall rate of…

Merger between Wright Medical and Tornier receives shareholder approval

July 7, 2015
Wright Medical and Tornier recently announced a merger proposal between the two companies has been approved by their respective shareholders. According to a joint…
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K2M launches new deformity spinal system in the U.S.

July 6, 2015
K2M Group Holdings recently announced the U.S. commercial launch of the MESA 2 Deformity Spinal System, a pedicle screw system designed to address complex spinal…
In the Journals

Modular megaprostheses for lower-extremity reconstruction offers few complications

July 6, 2015
Recently published data demonstrated the use of modular megaprostheses for reconstruction of skeletal defects caused by sarcomas of the lower extremities resulted in a…
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Feature Article

Risk Factors for Postoperative Urinary Retention in Men Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, June 2015, Volume 38 Issue 6
Postoperative urinary retention is a common complication after major orthopedic procedures of the lower limb. In total…
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Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty: April 2015

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty: April 2015

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty
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Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: Bosco talks value-based payments

VIDEO: Bosco talks value-based payments

June 29, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — At the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, spoke…
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