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

TFA a potential alternative to amputation for patients with massive femoral bone deficiency

November 13, 2014
Although total femoral arthroplasty performed poorly among patients with infection and instability, the procedure was a viable alternative to…
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Intra-articular tranexamic acid benefitted TKA patients without increased risk of DVT, PE

November 12, 2014
Among patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty, intra-articular tranexamic acid significantly reduced total blood loss, drainage, reduction of…
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Bilateral TKA staged at 1-week intervals deemed safe alternative in select patients

November 11, 2014
For patients with advanced degenerative disease and deformities of both knees who desire a single rehabilitation period, staging total knee…
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Patients with DIACF experienced superior results with operative treatment

November 11, 2014
In the management of displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures, patients with light labor and no secondary gains had superior results with…
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Obese patients had poorer outcomes, early revision after THA

November 10, 2014
Patients who were obese and underwent total hip arthroplasty had lower Oxford Hip Scores at 6 months and an increased early revision rate compared…
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IL-6 serum an ineffective diagnostic tool for postoperative shoulder infection

November 10, 2014
Measured levels of serum interleukin-6 were not effective as a diagnostic tool for infection following shoulder arthroplasty, according to recently…
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Study shows trends in total hip arthroplasty implant usage from 2001 to 2012

November 7, 2014
From 2001 to 2012, total hip arthroplasty implant usage trends favored cementless fixation, metal-on-polyethylene or ceramic-on-polyethylene…
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Age and cardiac disease were strongest predictors of complications after THA

November 7, 2014
Patient age of 80 years and older or 70 to 79 years and renal insufficiency best predicted mortality among patients who underwent primary total hip…
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Readmission after musculoskeletal surgery more likely in older patients, those with greater comorbidity

November 6, 2014
Older patients and those with greater comorbidity who underwent operative treatment of skeletal trauma were more likely to be readmitted within 30…
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Unnecessary hip MRIs raised costs for patients with hip osteoarthritis

November 5, 2014
Due to the cost unnecessary hip MRIs places on the patient population, referring physicians should not simultaneously order a radiograph and an MRI…
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