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How do you address patients’ questions on use of CBD oil for treatment of musculoskeletal pain?

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
CBD is one of the most recognized, and certainly one of the most heavily marketed, cannabinoids or cannabis-derived compounds. It is…
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Increase in reverse arthroplasty leads to utilization concerns

Orthopedics Today, August 2019
In the past decade, published research has identified an increase in shoulder arthroplasty procedures performed in the United States. Some orthopedic…

Preoperative protocol at HSS aims to identify patients at risk for difficult pain management

June 21, 2019
Physicians across the United States have encountered patients scheduled for orthopedic surgery who are already on high-dose opioid pain medication…
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One approach does not fit all in ACL reconstruction

Orthopedics Today, March 2019
The ACL is reportedly one of the most commonly injured knee ligaments among professional- and recreational-level athletes, with a high risk for…
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Adolescent athletes may have higher revision, lower return-to-sport rates after ACL reconstruction

March 5, 2019
Adolescent athletes experienced a higher rate of revision ACL reconstruction and significantly lower return-to-sport rates compared with prepubescent…
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Medical optimization readies patients for successful orthopedic surgery

Orthopedics Today, December 2018
Preoperative medical optimization of patients is an approach orthopedic surgeons can use to reduce postoperative complications and improve the…
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A 15-year-old patient with a history of left-sided type 3 radial longitudinal deficiency

Orthopedics Today, November 2018
Lauren E. Wessel, MD; Pooja Prabhakar, BA; Samir K. Trehan, MD; S. Robert Rozbruch, MD
A 15-year-old, right-hand dominant female patient presented to our office with a history of left-sided type 3 radial longitudinal deficiency. She was…
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VIDEO: Presenter speaks about computerized adaptive testing PROMIS scores in hip fracture surgery

October 23, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Elizabeth B. Gausden, MD, discussed a study that evaluated the use of…
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ACR Presidential Gold Medal recipient shares female influencers, role models

October 21, 2018
CHICAGO — “My overwhelming reaction is gratitude for experiences that are meaningful in so many ways,” Mary K. Crow, MD, MACR

Hospital for Special Surgery receives $10 million grant from Stavros Niarchos Foundation

October 18, 2018
Hospital for Special Surgery announced it received a $10 million grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for the operation and expansion of the…

What is the cost-effectiveness profile of TJA performed with bone cement that contains antibiotics?

Orthopedics Today, October 2018
As infection remains the most devastating cause of failure and reoperation after total knee arthroplasty, antibiotic-loaded cement has been…

MRI abnormalities not always indicative of ankle ACI results

Orthopedics Today, October 2018
After patients underwent ankle autologous chondrocyte implantation, they had clinical improvements despite the presence of abnormalities on their…
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A 63-year-old woman with acute thigh pain in the setting of subacute back, thigh pain

Orthopedics Today, October 2018
Michael C. Ciccotti, MD; A. Scot Brown, MD
A 63-year-old woman developed persistent, insidious, atraumatic low back and right posterior thigh pain. She was seen by her primary care physician…
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A 15-year-old patient with right ankle pain, difficulty walking uphill

Orthopedics Today, September 2018
Edward S. Hur, MD; Daniel D. Bohl, MD, MPH; Rajeev D. Puri, MD; Simon Lee, MD
A 15-year-old male patient presented with difficulty walking uphill during the past 2.5 years due to involuntary flexion of the first, second and…
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Promising results seen with circular external fixation for correction of ankle soft tissue contractures

August 23, 2018
Circular external fixation was effective for gradual correction of ankle soft tissue contractures, according to a presentation at the Limb…
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Diagnostic potential of ultrasound not yet fully realized

Orthopedics Today, August 2018
Since its first recorded description in the literature, musculoskeletal ultrasonography has been shown to be beneficial for diagnosis and treatment…
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An adolescent with acute, atraumatic knee pain while playing basketball

Orthopedics Today, August 2018
Michael C. Ciccotti, MD; Christopher C. Dodson, MD
A 13-year-old male patient presented approximately 2 weeks after he sustained an atraumatic, left knee injury while playing basketball. The injury…
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Spacer exchange prior to two-stage exchange for PJI yielded lower reimplantation success rates

July 31, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with periprosthetic joint infection experienced worse outcomes when they underwent debridement and spacer exchange…
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Interest expands as wearable technology advances

Orthopedics Today, July 2018
Researchers showed interest in the assessment of physical activity through step counters as early as the 1960s, but the practice was not accepted as…
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A 73-year-old man with acute atraumatic shoulder pain 2 years after reverse TSA

Orthopedics Today, July 2018
Michael C. Fu, MD, MHS; Joseph J. Ruzbarsky, MD; Russell F. Warren, MD
A 73-year-old, right-hand dominant man presented with a 4-day history of right shoulder pain. He underwent reverse total shoulder arthroplasty in…