Orthopedics

Top Story

Active surveillance significantly reduces SSI rates after neurosurgery

September 1, 2015

The postoperative period for neurosurgery patients is associated with risk factors for surgical site infection that may go unnoticed, but active surveillance during this time appeared to reduce infection rates, according to recent study data.

In a prospective cohort study, researchers from France evaluated 949 adult patients who underwent neurosurgery at the University Nord Hospital in Marseille from January 2009 through December 2010. They analyzed the rates, types and primary risk factors of surgical site infections (SSIs) during the postoperative period.

The 5 most popular items to read from August

September 1, 2015
Orthopedics Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories and videos most viewed from August 2015 to keep you abreast of the current hot topics in…

Pfizer continues study of Staphylococcus aureus vaccine for elective spinal fusion surgery

September 1, 2015
Pfizer Inc. announced the enrollment of the first patient in a Phase 2b clinical trial of its investigational Staphylococcus aureus multi-antigen vaccine in adults…
From OT Europe

Kuros completes financing round, adds new board members

September 1, 2015
Kuros Biosurgery AG recently announced it has completed a CHF 15M financing round.New investors LifeCare Partners and LSP Life Sciences Partners led this round of…
Promising results found for older recreational athletes following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair In the Journals

Promising results found for older recreational athletes following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

August 31, 2015
Among recreational athletes aged 70 years and older, researchers of this study found arthroscopic rotator cuff repair effectively reduced pain, improved function and…
More News Headlines »
Feature Article

Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Management of Postinfectious Arthropathy With Rotator Cuff Deficiency

Orthopedics, August 2015, Volume 38 Issue 8
Treatment of patients with rotator cuff deficiency and arthritis in the setting of a prior glenohumeral infection…
More »
CME
Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Intravenous tranexamic acid (TXA) has been identified to be effective in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but the effect…
More »
Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

August 19, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — At the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Andrew R. Hsu, MD
More »