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Study: Patients have similar pain scores for liposomal bupivacaine vs. femoral nerve block after TKA

December 19, 2014

Among adult patients who underwent unilateral total knee arthroplasty, a periarticular injection of liposomal bupivacaine was found to be non-inferior to femoral nerve block alone for combined pain scores, according to results of this study.

Researchers randomly assigned 80 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty to receive either femoral nerve block (FNB) or 226 mg of liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel; Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc., Parsipanny, NJ). The study’s primary outcome measure was pain control after surgery, and secondary outcome measures included passive range of motion, nausea and vomiting, narcotic consumption, ambulation distance and length of stay.

Globus Medical announces new articulating expandable spacer

December 19, 2014
Globus Medical has announced the launch of Altera, the first minimally invasive, fully articulating expandable spacer for spinal fusion. The new spacer is designed to…
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Study: Angular stable locking system offers little benefit for treating distal tibial fractures

December 18, 2014
Recently published data showed treating distal tibial fractures using an angular stable locking treating with intramedullary nailing offered no benefit in terms of…
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Moderate to severe menopausal vasomotor symptoms increased hip fracture risk

December 18, 2014
Women with moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms during menopause showed lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than women without the symptoms…
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Web-based program may aid in diagnosing knee pain

December 18, 2014
A web-based program was shown to assist clinicians in making a differential diagnosis for knee pain, according to study data.Researchers evaluated the program’s…
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Dorsal Multiple Plating Without Routine Transarticular Screws for Fixation of Lisfranc Injury

Orthopedics, December 2014, Volume 37 Issue 12
Following a Lisfranc joint injury, stable fixation of the tarsometatarsal joints is crucial to avoid deformity and…
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Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement

Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement

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Despite recent advances in device manufacturing and surgical techniques, the management of proximal femoral…
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Barrack offers a perspective on use of mobile compression device for thrombosis prevention after TJA

December 15, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting, Robert L. Barrack, MD, shares his…
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