January 30, 2015
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Eight important items from OT Hawaii 2015

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Orthopedics Today features eight stories and videos of importance to emerge from the Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015 meeting.

Biologics as the next step in future of rotator cuff surgery

KOLOA, Hawaii — For the repair of rotator cuff tears, healing matters; however, the use of biologics and patches has unanswered questions, according to a speaker here. Read more.

Microfracture not perfect, but results can be maximized

KOLOA, Hawaii — There will always be a place for microfracture, even though it is not currently the best technique to repair articular cartilage, according to a presenter here. Read more.

Andrews talks treatment of young athletes with in-season shoulder dislocations

KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, James R. Andrews, MD, spoke about the treatment of young athletes who have in-season shoulder dislocations. Watch video.

Arthroscopy presents predictable approach in management of hip-related disorders

KOLOA, Hawaii — For certain hip-related disorders, hip pain is not always a surgical problem; however, proper patient selection is critical for successful outcomes of hip arthroscopy, according to a presenter at Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015. Read more.

The impact of obesity on orthopedic care

KOLOA, Hawaii – At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Thomas P. Schmalzried, MD, discusses the impact the obesity epidemic is having on the orthopedic profession and the delivery of care. Watch video.

VTE prophylaxis a ‘never event’ without clear superiority of a single regime

KOLOA, Hawaii — The current state of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis is that it is not a “never event,” particularly among patients with numerous comorbidities, according to a presenter here. Read more.

Joint salvage surgery beneficial, defers arthroplasty in select patients

KOLOA, Hawaii — Femoroacetabular impingement surgery and developmental hip dysplasia joint salvage surgery provide improvement in pain and function, however, it is unknown whether these procedures will change natural history, according to a presenter here. Read more.

Bisphosphonate-related subtrochanteric fractures often difficult to treat

KOLOA, Hawaii – William M. Ricci, MD, offered insight about treatment considerations for multiple types of bisphosphonate-related subtrochanteric fractures at Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015. Watch video.