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Primary reconstruction for combat-related hindfoot injuries resulted in higher return-to-duty rates

November 26, 2014

Patients treated with primary reconstruction for combat-related hindfoot injuries experienced higher return-to-duty rates compared with those treated with amputation, according to study findings.

Researchers retrospectively identified 122 patients treated for combat-related hindfoot injuries between May 2005 and July 2011. Patients were categorized as being treated with transtibial amputation or with either primary hindfoot repair or reconstruction.

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Study shows higher fracture rates among angulation-only clavicle shaft fractures

November 26, 2014
Pediatric patients with angulation-only clavicle shaft fractures experienced significantly higher refracture rates compared with patients with displaced fractures…
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High reoperation, reinjury rates seen after precollegiate ACL reconstruction

November 26, 2014
Division I athletes were shown to have high rates of reoperation and reinjury, and precollegiate ACL reconstruction was associated with very high rates of repeat ACL…
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Adolescent athletes experienced high failure rates after revision anterior shoulder stabilization

November 26, 2014
Adolescent athletes who underwent revision anterior shoulder stabilization surgery experienced high failure rates and modest functional outcomes, according to study…
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Study shows relationship between obesity and operative time during TJR

November 25, 2014
Researchers have identified a relationship between obesity and operative time, and patient age and length of hospital stay among patients who underwent total hip and…
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Repair of Tibialis Anterior Muscle Herniation Using Periosteum

Orthopedics, November 2014, Volume 37 Issue 11
Muscular herniation consists of focal muscular protrusions through an acquired or congenital fascial defect. The…
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Infection After Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Infection After Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

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Septic arthritis is a rare but potentially devastating complication of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)…
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Prather speaks on development of registry, her goals for presidency

November 19, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – Heidi Prather, DO, the incoming president of the North American Spine Society, spoke about the…
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