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Hemostatic agent decreased calculated blood loss and drain output during TKA

November 21, 2014

During primary total knee arthroplasty, use of a hemostatic agent led to decreased calculated blood loss and drain output but did not lead to reduced transfusion requirements, according to study results.

In a prospective, single-center study, researchers randomly assigned 108 patients to a hemostatic matrix treatment group or to a control group. The primary outcome measure was calculated blood loss, and secondary outcomes measures were transfusion requirements, hemoglobin loss, drain output and length of stay.

Expanding Orthopedics granted 13th US patent

November 21, 2014
Expanding Orthopedics announced it has been granted its 13th U.S. patent, adding to its IP family of expandable bone devices.The newest patent covers innovative…
In the Journals

Gender-dependent patterns may identify FAI presentations

November 21, 2014
Distinct differences in the presentation of femoroacetabular impingement between males and females could aid clinicians in identifying typical and atypical…

Bacterin releases new products for spinal procedures

November 21, 2014
Bacterin International Holdings recently announced the launch of two new demineralized bone matrix constructs for spinal procedures.The products — 3Demin Boats and…
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Ring discusses study on CRPS patients

November 20, 2014
BOSTON — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, David C. Ring, MD, PhD, offers a video perspective on a study focusing on patients with…
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Case Report

The Masquelet Procedure Gone Awry

Orthopedics, November 2014, Volume 37 Issue 11
The Masquelet technique was first performed in 1986. It is a 2-stage procedure for healing of substantial bone defects…
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Efficacy of Surgical Interventions for a Bipartite Patella

Efficacy of Surgical Interventions for a Bipartite Patella

Bipartite patella is a relatively rare phenomenon. This anomaly is typically asymptomatic but can become painful with…
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Prather speaks on development of registry, her goals for presidency

November 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – Heidi Prather, DO, the incoming president of the North American Spine Society, spoke about the…
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