Point/Counter

What imaging is best to diagnose the source of hip-spine pathology symptoms?

Orthopedics Today, June 2019
There has been recent interest in joint arthroplasty in terms of how spinal motion might influence component position in patients undergoing total…

Meeting NewsFrom OT Europe

Weight-bearing knee compartments were nearly unchanged after novices’ first marathon

June 7, 2019
LISBON, Portugal — In a study conducted to better understand the impact of long-distance running on the knee in a large cohort of patients…

FDA issues final guidance for medical X-ray imaging devices, fluoroscopic equipment requirements

May 7, 2019
The FDA issued a final guidance for medical X-ray imaging devices and a policy clarification for certain fluoroscopic equipment requirements. In the…

In the Journals

Intraoperative imaging, screw navigation may reduce articular surface in acetabular fractures

April 15, 2019
Published results showed increased accuracy in articular surface reduction and decreased radiation exposure when intraoperative imaging and screw…

Surgical Technique

Micro-invasive ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release provides excellent outcomes

Orthopedics Today, March 2019
Brett J. Kindle, MD; Ryan T. Hubbard, MD
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common compression neuropathy and it affects nearly 12 million Americans and up to 7% of manual labor workers…

Tips & Techniques

Total Calcaneus Resection and Reconstruction Using a 3-dimensional Printed Implant

Orthopedics, March/April 2019, Volume 42 Issue 2
Considering the specific anatomic features of the foot, below-knee amputation is the treatment of choice for foot malignancies. However, advances in…

Commentary

International education goes beyond learning new techniques

Orthopedics Today, January 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Brandon J. Erickson, MD
Education continues to evolve. New ideas on how adults comprehend information combined with innovative technology has led to a greater understanding…

Review Article

Bone Scintigraphy: A Review of Technical Aspects and Applications in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedics, January/February 2019, Volume 42 Issue 1
Due to its high sensitivity, low cost, accessibility, and ease of use, bone scintigraphy is used in orthopedic surgery for the diagnosis and…

Feature Article

Long-term Follow-up of the Use of a Synthetic Bone Graft Composite in the Surgical Management of Primary Bone Tumors

Orthopedics, November/December 2018, Volume 41 Issue 6
The surgical management of benign and benign aggressive bone tumors typically involves intralesional curettage and reconstruction of the resulting…

In the Journals

In-office imaging seen as similar to arthroscopy in diagnosis of knee joint pathology

November 5, 2018
In-office diagnostic imaging was similar to surgical diagnostic arthroscopy and was more detailed and accurate than MRI in the diagnosis of…

Perspective

Presence of posterior medial tibial plateau edema on MRI linked with ramp lesions

Orthopedics Today, October 2018
Results presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting that were recently published showed the presence of posterior medial…

Perspective

MRI abnormalities not always indicative of ankle ACI results

Orthopedics Today, October 2018
After patients underwent ankle autologous chondrocyte implantation, they had clinical improvements despite the presence of abnormalities on their…

Brain imaging may help determine surgeon skill

October 3, 2018
Use of optical neuroimaging may objectively and successfully classify expertise levels associated with bimanual motor dexterity among surgeons and…

Feature Article

An Abbreviated Scale for the Assessment of Skeletal Bone Age Using Radiographs of the Knee

Orthopedics, September/October 2018, Volume 41 Issue 5
Hand and wrist radiographs are the most common means for estimating skeletal bone age. There is no widely used scale for estimating skeletal bone age…

Feature Article

Reliability of and Correlation Between Measurements of Acetabular Morphology

Orthopedics, September/October 2018, Volume 41 Issue 5
The authors sought to determine the intra- and interrater reliability of contemporary measures of acetabular morphology among a group of hip surgeons…

AAOS endorses appropriate use criteria for monitoring recurrence of bone, soft tissue sarcomas

September 26, 2018
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has endorsed new appropriate use criteria released by the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society to help doctors…

Complex spine surgery linked with high postoperative CT scan utilization

September 7, 2018
Surgeons ordered CT scans at a high rate following complex spine surgery in recent study results and the investigators believe surgeons should…

Rheumatologists sound alarm over 90% Medicare reimbursement cut for ultrasounds

September 5, 2018
Rheumatologists are raising the alarm regarding a change buried within CMS’ proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which they say would…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

High-resolution MRI may accurately assess bone tunnel placement in ACL reconstruction

August 24, 2018
Recently published results showed high-resolution MRI accurately assessed bone tunnel placement in patients undergoing ACL reconstruction and may be…

Point/Counter

Does dynamic ultrasound help surgeons assess postoperative rotator cuff healing better than other imaging modalities?

Orthopedics Today, August 2018
Dynamic ultrasound is the best imaging modality to assess postoperative rotator cuff integrity and function for many clinical reasons. All patients…