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Promising results found for older recreational athletes following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

August 31, 2015

Among recreational athletes aged 70 years and older, researchers of this study found arthroscopic rotator cuff repair effectively reduced pain, improved function and returned patients to sport.

Using a surgical registry, researchers identified 44 self-described recreational athletes aged 70 years and older who underwent primary or revision arthroscopic rotator cuff repair of full-thickness supraspinatus tears. All patients had a Goutallier classification of 0, 1 or 2.

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Patient-specific TKA implants decreased postoperative blood loss, length of stay

August 31, 2015
Patient-specific implants used during total knee arthroplasty decreased estimated blood loss by 44.72mL, length of stay by 0.39 days and range of motion by 3.90°…
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Hounsfield unit values from CT scans may be used to predict risk of distal radial fracture

August 31, 2015
Hounsfield unit measurements acquired from diagnostic CT scans may be used to assess bone quality and help identify patients at risk of distal radial fracture, according…
Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes In the Journals

Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes

August 31, 2015
Understanding that patterns of patellofemoral instability injuries among high school athletes may vary by sport, sex and type of exposure, which investigators in this…

SeaSpine launches new interbody device

August 31, 2015
SeaSpine Holdings Corporation recently announced the launch of its Ventura NanoMetalene transforaminal intervertebral body fusion device, according to a company release…
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Feature Article

Anatomical Double-Bundle Coracoclavicular Reconstruction in Chronic Acromioclavicular Dislocation

Orthopedics, August 2015, Volume 38 Issue 8
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of anatomical double-bundle…
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Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty: July 2015

Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty: July 2015

The authors conducted a meta-analysis to determine the optimal tourniquet application strategy in total knee…
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Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

August 19, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — At the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Andrew R. Hsu, MD
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