In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in athletic training. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Study: Stability critical in determining most cost-effective fixation method

December 9, 2014
According to recently published results, the most cost-effective method of fixation for hip fractures depends on the stability of the fracture. …
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Low-profile titanium dorsal plating may be viable for distal radius fractures

December 8, 2014
For patients with unstable, displaced distal radius fractures, low-profile titanium dorsal plating was found to be a safe and viable alternative…
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After-hours operative debridement of open tibia fractures increased costs

December 8, 2014
An economic model that looked at the number of open tibia fractures occurring annually in the United States showed an increase in the overall…
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Comparable function outcomes found with ESIN, K-wire humeral fracture treatment

December 5, 2014
Favorable and comparable functional outcomes were found with retrograde elastic stable intramedullary nailing and Kirschner wire pinning for the…
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Study results showed increase in allogeneic blood transfusion rate in TJA

December 5, 2014
Among patients who underwent primary unilateral total joint arthroplasty in the last decade, the rate of allogeneic blood transfusion increased…
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Achilles ruptures, nonoperative treatment increasing in Sweden

December 3, 2014
Despite the overall number of Achilles tendon ruptures increasing in Sweden, recently published data show more patients are being treated…
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Little migration, good clinical results found with HHRIs

December 3, 2014
Although both the Copeland and Global C.A.P. humeral head resurfacing implants showed little migration and good clinical results in patients with…
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Brachial plexus nerves may be at risk during Latarjet procedure

December 3, 2014
During the Latarjet procedure, the axillary and musculocutaneous nerves were found to be at risk, especially during glenoid exposure and graft…
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New MRI scoring system differentiated tuberculous arthritis from osteonecrosis

December 2, 2014
A new MRI scoring system was effective in differentiating tuberculous arthritis from advanced osteonecrosis of the femoral head, according to study…
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Ponseti method for clubfoot treatment produced positive outcomes

December 2, 2014
Using the Ponseti method for clubfoot treatment yielded good clinical results with high functional scores, according to study results. Researchers…
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