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Study reveals rate of death, reoperation after treatment of periprosthetic femur fractures

September 25, 2016

Recently published results showed a 24% risk of death or reoperation 1 year following surgical treatment of periprosthetic femur fractures.

Researchers performed a retrospective review of 291 patients treated surgically for periprosthetic femur fractures between 2003 and 2013. Primary outcomes included death and reoperation, according to results.

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Decreased bleeding, transfusion rate seen with use of tranexamic acid and aspirin during TJA

September 24, 2016
Among 2,835 patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty and received aspirin for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, investigators of this retrospective study found…
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Autologous hamstring graft diameter in ACL reconstruction linked with likelihood for revision

September 23, 2016
Investigators of this study found a 0.82-times lower chance of patients needing a revision ACL reconstruction for each 0.5-mm increase in graft diameter from 7 mm to 9…
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Survey shows extensive support for nationwide precision medicine study

September 23, 2016
A majority of adults expressed support of and willingness to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative’s national research effort, according to recent…

Mazor Robotics signs commercial investment agreements with Medtronic

September 23, 2016
Mazor Robotics Ltd. and Medtronic signed two agreements, according to a Mazor Robotics company release. The first agreement is a two-stage, multi-faceted, commercial…
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BiPOD Arthroscopic Acromioclavicular Repair Restores Bidirectional Stability

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, September 21, 2016
Stabilizing the acromioclavicular joint in the vertical and horizontal planes is challenging, and most current…
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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…
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British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 2016

British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 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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