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

Positive results seen in TKA using mobile-, fixed-bearing prostheses

October 28, 2014
Recently published data indicated the utilization of both mobile- and fixed-bearing prostheses in total knee arthroplasty can yield positive clinical…
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Autologous single-plug transplant a potential alternative for younger patients with osteochondral lesions

October 27, 2014
According to recent study results, autologous single-plug osteochondral transplantation could be a good treatment option for osteochondral knee…
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Shoulder arthroplasty for treatment of infected shoulder had low risk of reinfection

October 27, 2014
Shoulder arthroplasty can be performed for the treatment of the sequelae of an infected shoulder with low risk of reinfection, according to study…
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Costs for septic revisions higher than aseptic revisions

October 22, 2014
Costs for septic revisions were more than twice as high compared with aseptic revisions, according to study results. For an analysis of the major…
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Preoperative physical therapy decreased need for post acute care services after TJA

October 22, 2014
Among patients who underwent primary hip or knee arthroplasty, those who participated in preoperative physical therapy had a 29% decrease in the use…
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Higher suggested cut-off values for PJI identified among obese patients

October 21, 2014
Higher suggested cut-off values for periprosthetic joint infection diagnosis were identified among obese patients who underwent revision total knee…
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Post-discharge VTE events should be considered in hospital rankings

October 20, 2014
When comparing hospitals based on postoperative venous thromboembolism rates, rankings are significantly altered when both pre- and post-discharge…
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Female gender, ASA class predicted readmission rates following TJA

October 20, 2014
Among patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty, readmission rates were predicted by female gender, American Society of Anesthesiologists class…
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RIA-harvested autografts achieved similar union rates as ICGB with less donor-site pain

October 20, 2014
Autograft harvested using the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator technique achieved similar union rates as iliac crest bone graft with significantly less…
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Rotator cuff repair may ease shoulder pain from spinal cord injury

October 17, 2014
Although they are likely to continue to overburden their shoulders, recently published data suggest patients in wheelchairs due to a spinal cord…
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