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Work-focused rehab, controlled interventions have same effect on neck pain, disability

May 27, 2015

Work-focused rehabilitation intervention was found to have the same effect on patients’ pain and disability scores when compared with controlled interventions, according to researchers.

Four hundred thirteen employed patients with back or neck pain who were referred to secondary care and sick-listed between 4 weeks and 12 month were included in the study. The patients were randomly assigned to either a work-focused rehabilitation intervention cohort or a controlled intervention cohort. Follow-up was performed at 4 months and 12 months after inclusion, and Oswestry disability index/neck disability index and pain numeric rating scale were compared between the two groups from baseline to the 12-month follow-up.

Reduced opioid use and lower pain scores found with use of dual nerve block

May 26, 2015
Patients who underwent major foot and ankle surgery experienced a reduced need for opioid analgesics, lower pain scores and higher patient satisfaction with the use of…
In the Journals

Use of extracellular matrix augmentation in rotator cuff revision shows no significant improvement

May 26, 2015
Compared with historical reports without augmentation, augmentation of revision rotator cuff repair with an extracellular matrix augmentation patch through an open…
Lucier named CEO of NuVasive Movers and Shakers

Lucier named CEO of NuVasive

May 26, 2015
NuVasive recently announced the appointment of Gregory T. Lucier as CEO, effective immediately. Lucier has served as interim CEO since April 1, 2015.Lucier’s…

5 stories to keep you updated about UCL reconstruction

May 26, 2015
Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction has become extremely prevalent in sports medicine. Orthopedics Today spotlights five articles that focus on recent research on…
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Computerized Virtual Surgery Planning for ORIF of Proximal Humeral Fractures

Orthopedics, May 2015, Volume 38 Issue 5
The authors evaluated the effectiveness of computerized virtual planning for open reduction and internal fixation…
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Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty: April 2015

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty: April 2015

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VIDEO: Valedvit on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral devices

VIDEO: Valedvit on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral devices

May 21, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Antonio Valdevit, PhD, discusses a study on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral…
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