Metal-on-metal implants long-lasting, potentially dangerous

March 4, 2015
The European Commission recently released a fact sheet detailing the advantages, disadvantages and potential health risks for patients who opt for…

Advantages in rotator cuff repair seen in both single and double row treatments

March 4, 2015
Surgical procedures for rotator cuff repair can be difficult and time consuming to perform and may be associated with a steep learning curve…
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Incidence, prevalence of Dupuytren’s disease significantly lower in ethnic Chinese groups

March 4, 2015
Compared with Western ethnic groups, the incidence and prevalence of Dupuytren’s disease and the male/female ratio were significantly lower in…

DISC and Matsuda partner to launch Hip Arthroscopy Center of Excellence

March 4, 2015
DISC Sports & Spine Center recently announced a partnership with Dean K. Matsuda, MD, to launch the group’s new Hip Arthroscopy Center of…
In the Journals

Inferior offset glenosphere reduces scapular notching in RSA

March 3, 2015
Researchers found the incidence of scapular notching in reverse shoulder arthroplasty was reduced as a result of the inferior offset glenosphere…
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No evidence of progressive permanent deformation found in distal tibia fracture fixation methods

March 3, 2015
Although the use of three distal bicortical screws in the distal tibial fragment had the greatest acute biomechanical stability compared with two…

Blue Belt issued CE mark for TKA offering

March 1, 2015
Blue Belt Technologies recently announced it has received CE mark for its Stride Unicondylar Knee System. Indicated for use alongside the…

Stryker opens regional European HQ in Amsterdam

February 28, 2015
Stryker recently announced the grand opening of its European Regional Headquarters in Amsterdam. “The opening of the European Regional…
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Reconstruction for pelvic tumors achieves satisfactory survival, increases complication rates

February 27, 2015
Newer reconstruction techniques enabled surgeons to achieve local control and satisfactory long-term survival in patients with pelvic tumors, but the…

Brad Lee promoted to president and CEO of Breg

February 26, 2015
Breg recently announced the promotion of Brad Lee to president and CEO of the company.

Lee brings 22 years of experience in the medical device…
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Floseal Hemostatic Matrix may improve blood-loss control in TKA

February 26, 2015
Use of Floseal Hemostatic Matrix in total knee arthroplasty safely provided improved control of blood loss and reduced the predicted probability of…
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Distal femoral skeletal traction may offer less pain during and after immobilization

February 26, 2015
Compared with long-leg splinting, distal femoral skeletal traction did not result in detectable knee dysfunction after insertion and resulted in less…
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Study: MRI preferred to confirm exam-based diagnosis of meniscal tear

February 25, 2015
Recently published data indicated the preferred and most cost-effective usage of MRI in the diagnosis of meniscal tears was as confirmation of a…
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Posterior approach offers better access to articular surface depression for Schatzker IV fractures

February 25, 2015
Nearly half of Schatzker type IV fractures have posterior articular surface depression, which is more directly accessible through the use of a…

Pacira resolves warning letter with FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion

February 25, 2015
Pacira Pharmaceuticals recently announced it has resolved issues regarding certain promotional aspects of Exparel, its bupivacaine liposome…

Study of former NFL players links concussive brain damage to memory deficits

February 25, 2015
Using a battery of imaging and cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins specialists have gathered evidence of accumulated brain damage that may be linked to…
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Incidence of fracture increases after weight gain, loss in postmenopausal women

February 25, 2015
Weight gain, weight loss and intentional weight loss among postmenopausal women was associated with increased incidence of fracture, which differed…
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Risk of revision ACL reconstruction higher in adolescent soccer players

February 24, 2015
Participation in soccer and an age between 13 and 19 years was linked with an elevated rate of revision ACL reconstruction, according to recently…
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Socioeconomic status may correlate with pain and function after TKA

February 24, 2015
Recently published data indicated that the socioeconomic status of patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty correlated with the levels of pain…
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Preoperative CT can help determine best fixation strategy for posterolateral fragment

February 24, 2015
Preoperative CT measurement can be used for determining the best fixation strategy for posterolateral fragment in lateral and bicondylar tibial…
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