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Distal tibial osteotomy may reduce pain in short-term for patients with ankle osteoarthritis

March 30, 2015

Patients with ankle arthritis, a widened mortise and minor talar tilt experienced less pain in the short term after distal tibial osteotomy without fibular osteotomy, according to study results.

From January 2008 to May 2011, 18 patients (mean age: 57 years) suffering from medial ankle osteoarthritis (OA) with mortise widening underwent distal tibial osteotomy without fibular osteotomy and were followed for a mean of 34 months. Valgus stress radiographs and intraoperative examination were used for the diagnosis of mortise widening.

Zimmer receives European Commission clearance for Biomet merger

March 30, 2015
The European Commission has conditionally cleared a proposal from Zimmer Holdings to acquire Biomet, according to a company press release. If the acquisition is approved…
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Proposed CMS rules may exclude some patients from THA eligibility

March 30, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Proposed rules from the CMS pertaining to radiographic criteria needed to cover primary total hip arthroplasty may eliminate coverage for thousands of…
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Intraoperative tranexamic acid significantly decreases need for transfusion in THA, TKA

March 30, 2015
Among patients who underwent total knee or total hip replacement, intraoperative use of tranexamic acid significantly reduced the need for transfusion, according to data…

Experts discuss whether shift in Medicare will reduce costs, improve quality of care

March 30, 2015
In response to concerns over Medicare’s current fee-for-service payment system, the Obama administration announced in January that by 2018 Medicare instead will…
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Effect of Repeated Manipulation on Range of Motion in Patients With Stiff Total Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, March 2015, Volume 38 Issue 3
Although manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) has been considered effective first-line treatment for stiff total knee…
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No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

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There has been much debate and controversy about the routine use of antibiotic-impregnated bone cement in…
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VIDEO: Zuckerman discusses the Bundled Payment Initiative

March 25, 2015
LAS VEGAS – At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, the Walter…
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