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No clinical benefits at 2 years seen with simultaneous vs staged bilateral TKA

February 8, 2016

Results from this study indicated simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty had no clinical advantages compared to staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty in patients with severe, bilateral fixed flexion deformity and that this deformity should not be a strict indication for simultaneous procedures.

Researchers retrospectively reviewed information for 29 patients who underwent a simultaneous procedure and 38 patients who underwent a staged bilateral arthroplasty for a bilateral fixed flexion deformity of at least 16°.  Investigators compared changes in outcomes from preoperative measures to 2 years postoperatively between the staged and simultaneous groups.

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Senate health committee considers seven biomedical innovation bills

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Paraspinal Muscle Atrophy After Lumbar Spine Surgery

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Online Advanced Release, February 3, 2016
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Operative Management Options for Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability in Patients Younger Than 30 Years: September 2015

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