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BLOG: Identify anatomical abnormalities of anterior knee pain to simplify surgical decision-making

September 4, 2015

Anterior knee pain remains a challenging condition for patients as well as orthopedic surgeons. Nonoperative treatment remains the mainstay of treatment and positive responses are typically seen with physical therapy, particular when treatment focuses on strengthening of the quadriceps muscles, especially hip and core musculature in accordance with recent evidence.

However, clinicians treating patients with this condition know some patients will fail conservative management and present to an orthopedic surgeon in search of a surgical solution. The surgeon must then determine what surgical procedure, if any, has potential to improve the patient and, most importantly, do no harm. The goal of this blog is to discuss indications for non-arthroplasty surgical options for anterior knee pain.

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Charité III lumbar disc replacement found safe, effective long-term

September 4, 2015
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — When the indications are strictly followed, the Charité III disc replacement procedure can provide satisfactory clinical and…
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Number of cages used in spinal deformity surgery associated with clinical benefits

September 4, 2015
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The number of cages used during an adult spinal deformity surgery is significantly associated with a patient’s clinical improvement and…
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Condoliase may prove effective in treating lumbar disc herniations

September 4, 2015
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Condoliase, an enzyme that degrades glycosaminoglycans, was well-tolerated by patients who received it as a treatment for lumbar disc…
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High early complication rates may be associated with adult cervical deformity surgery

September 3, 2015
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The type of approach used during adult cervical deformity surgery may have a direct impact on the complication rates and severity of…
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Ultrasound for Infants at Risk for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Orthopedics, August 2015, Volume 38 Issue 8
The best screening method for developmental dysplasia of the hip is controversial. Ultrasonography is sensitive, but…
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Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction: Overview of Evaluation and Management. June 2015

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: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

August 19, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — At the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Andrew R. Hsu, MD
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