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Inferior offset glenosphere reduces scapular notching in RSA

March 3, 2015

Researchers found the incidence of scapular notching in reverse shoulder arthroplasty was reduced as a result of the inferior offset glenosphere created by a glenosphere base plate design, particularly when the glenosphere was maximally offset inferiorly.

The researchers retrospectively reviewed the charts of 82 patients who underwent reverse shoulder arthroplasty with an eccentric glenosphere. Patients’ mean age was 74 years, and mean follow-up period was 26.3 months. Cuff tear arthropathy was an indicator for surgery for 63 patients, acute and chronic trauma was an indicator for five patients and revision total shoulder arthroplasty was the cause for surgery in 14 patients.

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Study shows acupuncture patients have less back pain when less afraid of physical activity

March 3, 2015
Upon investigating the psychological covariates of longitudinal changes in back-related disability among patients undergoing acupuncture, researchers found…
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i-FACTOR bone graft material demonstrates equal or greater efficacy vs. autograft for PLIF

March 3, 2015
In a 2-year study examining the use of i-FACTOR bone graft material in posterior lumbar interbody fusion, researchers found the alternative material had equal or greater…
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Preoperative transcatheter arterial embolization reduces blood loss in nonspine metastasis surgery

March 3, 2015
Preoperative transcatheter arterial embolization was an effective way to reduce blood loss during surgery for metastases of the extremities from hepatocellular…
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Expert discusses ASCO's policy statement on obesity–cancer link

March 3, 2015
Nearly 500,000 Americans are projected to be diagnosed with obesity-associated cancers annually by 2030, according to an ASCO press release. As previously reported in…
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Comparison of Open and Percutaneous Lumbar Pedicle Screw Revision Rate Using 3-D Image Guidance and Intraoperative CT

Orthopedics, February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
Complications arising from a malpositioned screw can be both devastating and costly. The incidence of neurologic injury…
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A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants

A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants

A Systematic Review and Adjusted Indirect Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants
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Sperling offers insights on RSA

February 13, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — John W. Sperling, MD, offers several "pearls" for orthopedic surgeons regarding reverse shoulder…
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