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Distal radius fracture reduction prior to plating-based fixation likely clinically unnecessary

March 28, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Reduction of a distal radius fracture before plating-based fixation may be clinically unnecessary, according to a speaker at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, here.

“We do not want this study to encourage surgery before reduction and immobilization,” Teun Teunis, MD, said in his presentation, “but when the patient and surgeon prefer surgery, no matter what manipulative reduction might achieve … our data suggest it might be reasonable to forego an attempt at reduction.”

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Patients with SLE had more complications after TJA compared to patients with OA

March 28, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Compared to patients with osteoarthritis, patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who underwent total joint arthroplasty had more complications…
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Senate adjourns without voting on bill to repeal sustainable growth rate

March 27, 2015
The U.S. Senate left for its 2-week spring break without voting on a bill that repeals the sustainable growth rate, leaving physicians to face a 21% payment cut if…
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VIDEO: Polly discusses utility of new technology

March 27, 2015
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, David W. Polly Jr., MD, professor and chief of spine surgery at the University of…
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History of cancer cited among risk factors for failure of flap coverage in revision TKA

March 27, 2015
LAS VEGAS — A retrospective review presented here of 43 flaps used for coverage of soft tissue defects in revision total knee arthroplasty identifies risk factors…
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Low Prevalence of Isolated Medial Meniscal Tears in Young Females With Stable Knees

Orthopedics, March 2015, Volume 38 Issue 3
The information regarding isolated tears of the meniscus in stable knees (ie, without cruciate ligament tears)…
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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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