Surgical Technique

Failed hip arthroscopy is manageable with nonoperative care, arthroplasty

Orthopedics Today, January 2020
Benjamin G. Domb, MD, FAAOS, FAOA; Rishika Bheem, BA; Jacob Shapira, MD
Hip arthroscopy is a unique and novel specialty within the field of joint preservation. One of the most common indications for it, femoroacetabular…
Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

35-year-old man with occult lower extremity rotational deformity

Orthopedics Today, January 2020
Adam K. Lee, MD; Mary Kate Erdman, MD; Nicholas A. Trasolini, MD
A 35-year-old man presented to our institution 6 weeks after a motorcycle collision. During this accident, he sustained a right femoral shaft…
Commentary

Be part of the health care debate in 2020

Orthopedics Today, January 2020
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The last decade of health care has seen incredible changes, beginning with the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The law has been…
Point/Counter

Should physician advocacy be a core component of medical professionalism?

Orthopedics Today, January 2020
An online search shows advocacy is defined as “public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy.” Therefore, it goes…
Cover Story

Advocacy gives physicians a voice, benefits patients

Orthopedics Today, January 2020
Since the 1990s, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons has engaged in health policy and advocacy activities for patients and the…
Video

VIDEO: Not all periprosthetic distal femur fractures can be repaired by nail

January 15, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Cory A. Collinge, MD, spoke about periprosthetic fractures of the distal femur. He said it is…
In the JournalsPerspective

OCTA of choroidal microvasculature may facilitate glaucoma diagnoses

January 15, 2020
The use of OCT angiography in examining choroidal microvasculature may expedite glaucoma diagnoses in highly myopic eyes, according to findings…
FDA News

Guide catheter for cardiac cell therapy delivery cleared

January 15, 2020
BioCardia announced that the FDA granted clearance to its deflectable guide catheter for delivery of cell therapy to the heart. The catheter (Morph…
In the Journals

Manual BP devices linked to common source of measurement errors

January 15, 2020
A common source of BP measurement errors known as terminal digit bias — “an observer’s preference for a last digit, usually 0, and…
Feature

Q&A: New heart transplant protocol could expand donor pool

January 15, 2020
A team at Duke University in December became the first in the United States to perform a donation after circulatory death heart transplant. …
FDA News

FDA grants priority review to Rubraca for advanced prostate cancer

January 15, 2020
The FDA granted priority review to rucaparib for treatment of advanced prostate cancer, according to the agent’s manufacturer. The designation…
In the Journals

Discontinuing contact precautions may lead to rise in VRE infections

January 15, 2020
Hospitals that discontinued contact precautions saw an associated increase in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, or VRE, bloodstream infections in…

LumiThera completes Series C funding tranche

January 15, 2020
LumiThera has completed the second tranche of its Series C funding round to support clinical testing and commercialization of the Valeda light…
In the Journals

Taltz effective at complete skin clearance in patients with plaque psoriasis

January 15, 2020
Taltz was found to be more effective at improving signs and symptoms among patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis than Tremfya, according…
In the Journals

Decolonization reduces parent-to-child S. aureus transmission in NICU

January 15, 2020
Parental application of nasal antibiotic ointment and use of antiseptic wipes may significantly reduce parent-to-infant transmission of…
Feature

Internet popularity does not equal success for cancer awareness campaigns

January 15, 2020
In the age of digital communication, clicks, views and “likes” can be valuable measures of the visibility and reach of health awareness…
Meeting News

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty may be best for subscapularis failure

January 15, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — A speaker at Orthopedics Today Hawaii discussed his approaches to reverse shoulder arthroplasty to treat subscapularis failure…
In the Journals

Gestational diabetes exposure tied to higher cholesterol, BP in children

January 15, 2020
Exposure to gestational diabetes in utero is associated with worse cardiovascular health in offspring from childhood through adolescence, according…
In the Journals

Smoking, greater disease activity leading predictors of muscle density declines in RA

January 15, 2020
Declines in muscle density among patients with rheumatoid arthritis are linked to greater disease activity, smoking and low insulin-like growth…

BLOG: Can we achieve a kinder, gentler membrane peel in vitreoretinal surgery?

January 14, 2020
We perform membrane peeling in a variety of surgical cases: during epiretinal membrane removal, for macular hole closure and in the repair of a…