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

Tibialis anterior tendon transfer may prevent deformity relapse in idiopathic clubfoot

February 6, 2015
Tibialis anterior tendon transfer prevented additional relapse of deformity in patients with idiopathic clubfoot without affecting long-term foot…
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Calcaneal and iliac ossification in children likely linked to PHV

February 5, 2015
Recently published data indicate calcaneal and iliac ossification in children is linked to the peak height velocity of their growth. Researchers…
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Similar results seen in preassembled and modular acetabular components after THA

February 5, 2015
In a comparison of ceramic-on-ceramic preassembled acetabular components and modular acetabular components, no significant differences were found in…
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Exchange nailing may help heal aseptic femoral nonunions

February 4, 2015
Treatment of aseptic femoral nonunions with exchange nailing resulted in a 100% healing rate, according to study results. Researchers evaluated 50
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Perioperative medical optimization reduces morbidity and mortality risk after TSA

February 4, 2015
To decrease morbidity and mortality during total shoulder arthroplasty, careful perioperative medical optimization and efficient surgical techniques…
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Topical TXA may significantly reduce bleeding and transfusions after THA

February 3, 2015
Use of topical tranexamic acid during primary total hip arthroplasty could significantly reduce bleeding and transfusions without increasing the risk…
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More sensitivity, specificity seen with preoperative synovial fluid IL-6 measurement

January 30, 2015
For patients who underwent revision shoulder arthroplasty, preoperative measurement of synovial fluid interleukin-6 levels was more sensitive and…
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Similar short-term outcomes seen in robot-assisted, conventional TKA

January 30, 2015
Similar short-term clinical outcomes, such as reduction of mechanical axis alignment and joint-line deviation outliers, were found among patients who…
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Artificial hybrid likely required for treating giant cell tumor of bone with zoledronic acid

January 29, 2015
In a recently published study, researchers determined that to effectively treat giant cell tumors of bone with zoledronic acid, a hybrid including…
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Initial PRP application likely more effective in healing than subsequent applications

January 29, 2015
Subsequent applications of platelet-rich plasma have been shown to be less effective than the initial application on the proliferation of human…
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