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Negative pressure wound therapy dressing minimized complications in TJA

Orthopedics Today, June 2017

Use of incisional negative pressure wound therapy dressings achieved predictable length of stay, eliminated excessive hospital stay and minimized wound complications in patients who underwent total hip and knee arthroplasty, according to study results.

“Predictability of wound healing and length of stay is enhanced by negative pressure wound therapy dressings in the setting of primary hip and knee replacement, and particularly beneficial in patients with high comorbidities and a BMI of 35 or greater in minimizing wound complications,” Sudheer L. Karlakki, FRCS(Orth), MSc(Orth Eng), LLM, a consultant orthopedic surgeon for the hip and knee, told Orthopedics Today.

In the Journals

Study: Optimal threshold synovial fluid values for PJI of the hip are lower than previously reported

June 5, 2017
Recently published results showed optimal synovial fluid white blood cell count and polymorphonuclear cell percentage for diagnosing chronic periprosthetic joint…
In the Journals

Percutaneous, open reduction for tibial shaft fractures yielded no increase in complications

May 31, 2017
Patients with closed tibia shaft fractures who underwent percutaneous or open reduction did not experience increased wound complications, infection or nonunion compared…
From OT Europe

EFORT Open Reviews: A round-up of recently published articles

Orthopaedics Today Europe, June 2017
EFORT Open Reviews is the new open access journal from EFORT and Bone & Joint Publishing. All articles are free to read online with no subscription required. Have…
Feature Article

Elution Profiles of Two Methods of Antibiotic Tibial Nail Preparations

Orthopedics, May/June 2017, Volume 40 Issue 3
Interlocking nails coated with antibiotic-supplemented cement provide effective treatment of infected long bone…
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Protocol-Based Arthroplasty: Less Is More: October 2015

Total joint arthroplasty is a successful orthopedic procedure that is performed in high volume in the United States and…
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Negative pressure wound therapy dressing minimized complications in TJA

Orthopedics Today, June 2017
Use of incisional negative pressure wound therapy dressings achieved predictable length of stay, eliminated excessive hospital stay and minimized…

In the Journals

Study: Optimal threshold synovial fluid values for PJI of the hip are lower than previously reported

June 5, 2017
Recently published results showed optimal synovial fluid white blood cell count and polymorphonuclear cell percentage for diagnosing chronic…

In the Journals

Percutaneous, open reduction for tibial shaft fractures yielded no increase in complications

May 31, 2017
Patients with closed tibia shaft fractures who underwent percutaneous or open reduction did not experience increased wound complications, infection…

From OT Europe

EFORT Open Reviews: A round-up of recently published articles

Orthopaedics Today Europe, June 2017
EFORT Open Reviews is the new open access journal from EFORT and Bone & Joint Publishing. All articles are free to read online with no…

Case Report

Deep Infections After Syndesmotic Fixation With a Suture Button Device

Orthopedics, May/June 2017, Volume 40 Issue 3
Suture button devices such as the TightRope (Arthrex, Naples, Florida) have been increasingly used for syndesmotic fixation of ankle fractures…

Feature Article

Elution Profiles of Two Methods of Antibiotic Tibial Nail Preparations

Orthopedics, May/June 2017, Volume 40 Issue 3
Interlocking nails coated with antibiotic-supplemented cement provide effective treatment of infected long bone nonunion, but the thicker coating on…

Review Article

Perioperative Management of Rheumatoid Medications in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, May 22, 2017
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disorder known to cause progressive joint destruction. Over time, untreated RA can lead…

Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 77-year-old woman with right hip fluid collection, altered mental status

Orthopedics Today, May 2017
Eric M. Cohen, MD; Shaun P. Patel, MD; Valentin Antoci Jr., MD, PhD
A 77-year-old woman, who was found down at her home, was brought to the hospital by ambulance. Her mental status was altered. The patient’s…

Infection Watch

Role of microbiome in arthritic disease may be next frontier in medicine

Orthopedics Today, April 2017
Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS; Noam Shohat, MD; Majd Tarabichi, MD
Since Nobel Laureates J. Robin Warren, AC, and Barry J. Marshall, AC, FRACP, FRS, FAA, DSc, implicated Helicobacter pylori as a causative agent in…

Meeting News

Multiple intra-articular steroid hip injections linked with increased risk of PJI after THA

April 10, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Patients who received multiple intra-articular steroid hip injections prior to total hip arthroplasty experienced a high risk of…

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