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Infection treatment option proves effective in joint reconstruction cases

May 29, 2015

PRAGUE — There was 78% eradication of infection in total joint replacement procedures at 3 years follow-up with a simple protocol used by orthopaedic surgeons at the University of Oxford. These results were comparable to those with staged revision as an approach to infection treatment, according to data presented at the 16th EFORT Congress.

The protocol consists of debridement, antibiotics and implant retention (DAIR).

Knee and ankle valgus stress elevated in patients with pediatric flexible flatfoot Meeting News Coverage

Knee and ankle valgus stress elevated in patients with pediatric flexible flatfoot

May 29, 2015
PRAGUE — According to research presented at the 16th EFORT Congress, elevated valgus stress was found in the knees and ankles of patients with pediatric flexible…
Amputation for open lower-limb fractures should not be seen as a failure Meeting News Coverage

Amputation for open lower-limb fractures should not be seen as a failure

May 29, 2015
PRAGUE — Amputation of a limb as a result of an open fracture should not be considered a failure by the patient or medical team, as functional outcomes and quality…
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Rate of osteoporotic hip and femoral fractures on the rise

May 29, 2015
PRAGUE — Due to demographic developments and the increasing number of older patients in the population overall, hip and femoral fracture rates are rising…

New surgical technique could reduce incidence of Charcot foot

May 29, 2015
Charcot foot, a debilitating foot deformity linked with diabetes that can lead to amputation in severe cases, is increasing in the United States, according to data…
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Guest Editorial

EBP: IMHO (Evidence-Based Practice: In My Humble Opinion)

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, May/June 2015, Volume 7 Issue 3
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Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty: April 2015

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty: April 2015

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Joint Arthroplasty
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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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