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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 use of tranexamic acid led to decreased bleeding and transfusion rates without an increased incidence of subsequent venous thromboembolism.

Researchers evaluated the incidence of symptomatic deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism among patients who underwent primary or revision total joint arthroplasty (TJA) and received aspirin for venous thromboembolism. Overall, 1,678 patients received tranexamic acid and 1,157 did not.

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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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Five important news items from the BOA Annual Congress

September 23, 2016
Healio.com/Orthopedics features the top five news items from the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress. More live coverage, including video interviews with…
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Radiographic Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis and the Ability to Drive

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, September 21, 2016
The question of whether patients with musculoskeletal disorders are fit to drive is of paramount importance for them…
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The Hip-Spine Connection: Understanding Its Importance in the Treatment of Hip Pathology. January 2015

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British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 2016

British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 2016

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