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Ankylosing spondylitis disease activity, transfusion associated with blood loss during THA

November 19, 2017

Results of this retrospective study showed a positive association between disease activity, allogeneic blood transfusion volume and change of hematocrit concentration from preoperatively to postoperatively with perioperative blood loss among patients with ankylosing spondylitis undergoing total hip arthroplasty.

Researchers collected and analyzed demographic characteristics, perioperative laboratory values, intraoperative data, transfusion rate, transfusion volume and data on hemostatic use among 44 patients with ankylosing spondylitis who underwent unilateral THA from 2011 to 2016.

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VIDEO: AAHKS president discusses robotics, digital health, other hot topics from annual meeting

November 13, 2017
DALLAS — At the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, Mark I. Froimson, MD, discussed record attendance at the meeting and
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Lifetime risk for total hip replacement increases in 5 countries

November 13, 2017
In five countries during a 10-year period, there have been statistically significant increases in the lifetime risk for total hip replacement surgery for…
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Corin and Ossis complete joint venture agreement for customized hip, knee implants

November 8, 2017
Corin announced it has completed a joint venture agreement with Ossis to offer the same technology for customized implants. According to a press release, Ossis has…
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Conjoint Tendon Release in Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty: No Impact on Patient Outcomes

Orthopedics, November/December 2017, Volume 40 Issue 6
The direct anterior (DA) approach for total hip arthroplasty (THA) has become increasingly popular. However, femoral…
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Hip Resurfacing Implants: August 2015

Hip resurfacing offers a suitable solution for young patients affected by hip disease who have high function demands…
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VIDEO: Malchau discusses wear of highly crosslinked polyethylene, standard diameter ceramic or cobalt chrome femoral heads

March 15, 2017
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