Orthopedics Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories and videos most viewed from February 2015 to keep you abreast of the current hot topics in orthopedics.
Bicruciate TKA offers good outcomes, may not equate to patient satisfaction
Although a bicruciate stabilized knee prosthesis produced good functional and patient-based outcomes at 1 year postoperatively, researchers found the functionality achieved through bicruciate total knee arthroplasty was not equivalent to patient satisfaction. Read more.
Why does distal patella articular softening happen?
Orthopedic surgeons who are familiar with knee arthroscopy in young people with chronic, resistant anterior knee pain are painfully aware of soft distal and lateral patella articular cartilage that sometimes defies all nonoperative measures – rest, time, anti-inflammatory medication, braces and limitation of activity. Read more.
A discussion on the pitfalls of microfracture surgery
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Jack M. Bert, MD, talks about microfracture surgery and how it can negatively impact the knee joint. Watch video.
Pain and functional outcomes worsen over time after TKA, study finds
During a study period spanning 1993 to 2005, researchers observed a worsening of patient-reported function and pain outcomes after total knee arthroplasty. Read more.
Number of THA procedures significantly increased since 2000
Recently published data show the quantity of total hip arthroplasty procedures performed in 2010 represent a significant increase from the number performed in 2000. Read more.