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Low dislocation, neck fracture rates seen with titanium modular neck for THA

October 23, 2017

Results from this single-center study demonstrated low dislocation and neck fracture rates after uncemented total hip arthroplasty performed with a titanium modular neck.

Researchers reviewed 809 THAs from a prospectively collected database. The mean follow-up was 5.7 years. Investigators used either a titanium, flat-tapered, wedge femoral stem or titanium, rectangular, dual-tapered, femoral stem. Both implants used a titanium neck. Complications, such as fracture, dislocation or aseptic lymphocyte-dominated vasculitis-associated lesions, were noted.

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Within 1 year of spacer placement and removal of infected hip implant, 16% of patients retained spacers

October 11, 2017
Results from this study demonstrated that at 1 year after removal of a total hip arthroplasty implant followed by placement of a cement spacer for periprosthetic joint…
Point/Counter

Should CMS do step-wise introduction of outpatient procedures for Medicare patients, allowing the procedures to be done at a hospital outpatient department and if deemed safe, clearing them to then be done at an ASC?

Orthopedics Today, October 2017
The right care in the right place at the right time has long been a mantra at Geisinger. Migrating orthopedic procedures to an outpatient setting remains in line with…
Perspective

Cemented polished, tapered modular hip stem yielded excellent clinical results

Orthopedics Today, October 2017
A new design of polished, tapered total hip replacement stem led to excellent clinical results and implant survival at a mean of 6.5-years follow-up, based on recently…
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Mid-term Results of Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Orthopedics, July/August 2017, Volume 40 Issue 4
With antiretroviral therapy, patients who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive are increasingly becoming…
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CME

Unipolar Versus Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty for Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures in Elderly Patients: November 2015

Hip replacement using hemiarthroplasty (HA) is a common surgical procedure in elderly patients with femoral neck…
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American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Presenter speaks about indications, outcomes of hip resurfacing

March 3, 2017
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