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Laminoplasty likely a valid option for spinal cord decompression

July 29, 2015

A literature review of laminoplasty studies from 2003 to 2013 showed the procedure evolved during that decade and is a valid option for spinal cord decompression, according to researchers.

The researchers searched the Medline database for studies published from 2003 to 2013 that included the key words “laminoplasty,” “laminectomy” and “posterior cervical spine procedures.” A total of 103 studies, all of which contained at least one of the prespecified outcome variables, were identified. All of the studies included in the final review also included patient outcome reports following a laminoplasty procedure.

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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015
Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of…
Older, middle-aged patients have similar clinical improvements after TAA Meeting News Coverage

Older, middle-aged patients have similar clinical improvements after TAA

July 29, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Both middle-aged patients and geriatric patients experienced improvement in clinical outcome parameters following total ankle arthroplasty…
Prosthetics

Philadelphia surgeons perform world’s first bilateral hand transplant on a child

July 29, 2015
The first pediatric bilateral hand transplant was recently performed by surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in collaboration with colleagues from…

K2M expands offerings in Singapore and Hong Kong

July 29, 2015
K2M Group Holdings recently announced the launch of six of its spinal systems in Singapore and Hong Kong, including the Mesa Deformity Spinal System, and two minimally…
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Traumatic Supraspinatus Tears in Patients Younger Than 25 Years

Orthopedics, July 2015, Volume 38 Issue 7
Traumatic rotator cuff tears in patients younger than 25 years are rare events, with few reports in the literature…
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CME
Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty: July 2015

Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty: July 2015

The authors conducted a meta-analysis to determine the optimal tourniquet application strategy in total knee…
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VIDEO: A look at the AOSSM Annual Meeting

VIDEO: A look at the AOSSM Annual Meeting

July 24, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Augustus Mazzocca
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