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Delayed union, 12% failure rate seen after surgery of femur fractures linked with bisphosphonate use

May 3, 2016

Results from this study showed a 12% rate of failure and delayed union among patients with bisphosphonate-related femur fractures treated with surgery.

Researchers reviewed information for 179 patients with bisphosphonate-related fractures, as defined by 2010 America Society of Bone and Mineral Research taskforce criteria, treated at 17 centers. The average patient follow-up was 17 months. Investigators collected data including patient demographics, medication history, prodromal history, injury and surgery characteristics, complications, revision surgery and time to union.

In the Journals

Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA

May 2, 2016
Patients with a history of preoperative opioid use experienced significantly lower preoperative baseline and final outcome scores after total shoulder arthroplasty than…
In the Journals

Study: OTA classification better than Gustilo-Anderson for predicting results of long bone fractures

May 2, 2016
Investigators of this retrospective study found the Orthopaedic Trauma Association open fracture classification better predicted postoperative complications and…
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Safe Orthopaedics announces full-year 2015 results, first-quarter 2016 revenue

May 2, 2016
Safe Orthopaedics recently announced its financial results for the full-year of 2015 and its first-quarter revenue for 2016.As a whole, according to a company press…
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VIDEO: Stigma score predicts mortality risk in geriatric, middle-aged trauma patients with high accuracy

May 2, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Sanjit R. Konda, MD, discussed a study which looked at a predictive model with…
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