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Orthopedic surgeons seek alternatives to opioid prescribing

Orthopedics Today, May 2019
The opioid crisis has evolved during the past 2 decades and despite progress made on reducing unnecessary exposure to prescription opioids and…
Perspective

Increased narcotic use seen after shoulder arthroplasty with interscalene block plus Exparel

Orthopedics Today, November 2018
Patients who received interscalene brachial plexus block plus soft tissue infiltration with Exparel when undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty…
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Suspicion is of the essence with taper corrosion diagnosis

Orthopedics Today, September 2018
The risk of taper corrosion following total hip arthroplasty has recently garnered the attention of the orthopedic community. In interviews with…
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Take intraoperative steps to reduce joint infection risk

Orthopedics Today, January 2018
With an increasing number of total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty procedures being performed in the United States, the rate of failure…
In the Journals

Infection burden increases over 6 years in THA, TKA

July 6, 2017
Results from this study demonstrated the infection burden for total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty increased over 6 years among…
GuidelinesPerspective

AAHKS, ACR Release Guidelines for Management of Antirheumatic Drugs for Patients Who Undergo TKA, THA

Healio Rheumatology, July 2017
The American College of Rheumatology has partnered with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons to develop evidence-based guidelines for…
In the JournalsPerspective

AAHKS, ACR release guidelines for management of antirheumatic drugs for patients who undergo TKA, THA

June 19, 2017
The American College of Rheumatology has partnered with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons to develop evidence-based guidelines for…
Perspective

Direct anterior, mini-posterior approaches for THA associated with few complications

Orthopedics Today, May 2017
SAN DIEGO — Patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty through either the direct anterior or mini-posterior approach experienced excellent…
Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Hunter discusses efficacy of ankle block, popliteal fossa block for forefoot procedures

July 26, 2016
TORONTO — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Joshua G. Hunter, MD, discussed a study which compared the…
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More research needed for guidance on one-stage vs two-stage exchange to treat PJI after TKA

Orthopedics Today, February 2016
When it comes to the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection following total knee arthroplasty, patients will usually undergo a one-stage or…
Surgical TechniquePublication Exclusive

Percutaneous reduction and low-profile plating are keys for limited incision calcaneus fracture fixation

Orthopedics Today, June 2015
Andrew R. Hsu, MD; Bruce E. Cohen, MD
Intra-articular calcaneus fractures are high-energy injuries that can result in significant functional loss and morbidity. The management of…
Surgical TechniquePublication Exclusive

High, inside starting point and intramedullary reaming are keys for Jones fracture fixation in athletes

Orthopedics Today, February 2015
Andrew R. Hsu, MD; Robert B. Anderson, MD
Jones fractures are fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction that are common in young athletic populations…