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High rate of successful fusion seen with ACDF and novel allogeneic, cancellous bone matrix

August 30, 2016

Results from this study showed a higher rate of successful fusion without serious allograft-related adverse events among patients who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion using a viable cellular bone allograft combined with a polyetheretherketone interbody spacer and additional anterior fixation for symptomatic degeneration at one level.

Researchers performed a prospective, multicenter study of 31 patients who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) interbody spacer and anterior fixation. The viable cellular bone allograft (Trinity Evolution; processed by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation) was placed within the interbody spacer for all patients. Radiographic fusion was assessed at 6 months and 12 months. Investigators assessed function with the Neck Disability Index and used the VAS to assess for neck and arm pain.

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Study details trends for isolated ACL tears, injury management

August 30, 2016
Results from this 21-year population-based study indicated isolated ACL tears are a common orthopedic injury, with an annual incidence of 68.6 tears per 100,000…
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Majority of clinicians overestimate harms, benefits of treatment

August 29, 2016
Most resident and attending internal medicine physicians overestimated both the benefits and harms of common medical tests and treatments, according to findings…
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Young patient age, rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis in TKA require special attention

August 29, 2016
Total knee arthroplasty performed for osteoarthritis has gradually shown better outcomes in cases with longer follow-up with an endpoint of implant revision. Much of…
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Greater incision site soft tissue thickness found with lateral vs anterior hip incision

August 29, 2016
Investigators found approaches using a lateral hip incision for total hip arthroplasty had greater incision site soft tissue thickness compared with approaches that used…
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Effect of Sarcopenia on Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality After Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, August 18, 2016
Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass associated with aging and advanced disease. This study retrospectively examined…
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Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015

Bundled payments, the idea of paying a single price for a bundle of goods and services, is a financial concept familiar…
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American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2016

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2016

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VIDEO: Hunter discusses efficacy of ankle block, popliteal fossa block for forefoot procedures

July 26, 2016
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