Feature Article

Complications Associated With Pelvic External Fixation

Orthopedics, November/December 2017, Volume 40 Issue 6
An external fixator is an essential tool for treating unstable pelvic ring injuries but its use carries risks, including pin-site infections and…

Meeting News

Povidone-iodine irrigation used in TKR cases led to reduced SSI rates

November 7, 2017
DALLAS — Dilute povidone-iodine intraoperative irrigation had the greatest impact on surgical site rates among three stepwise measures…

Infection Watch

Fungal PJI: More than just a prosthetic infection

Orthopedics Today, November 2017
Karan Goswami, MD; Feng-Chih Kuo, MD; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
Management of periprosthetic joint infection is challenging on many accounts. Fungal periprosthetic joint infections are particularly difficult to…

Meeting News

Rule out infection, adverse local tissue reaction during investigation of THA instability

November 5, 2017
DALLAS — When a hip becomes unstable after total hip arthroplasty, the orthopedic surgeon should investigate it with a history and physical…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Screening, treatment protocol for Staphylococcus linked with reduced infections after fracture repair

October 24, 2017
VANCOUVER, British Columbia —  At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Saam Morshed, MD, said a

Industry News

NuVasive receives expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for magnetic, limb lengthening system

October 12, 2017
The FDA has granted NuVasive expanded 510(k) clearance for the Precice system from NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics. The expanded indications now…

In the JournalsPerspective

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…

Review Article

Perioperative Management of Rheumatoid Medications in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedics, September/October 2017, Volume 40 Issue 5
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disorder known to cause progressive joint destruction. Over time, untreated RA can lead…

Thorough preoperative evaluation may reduce infections

September 15, 2017
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Thoroughly assessing a patient prior to surgery can go a long way toward decreasing the patient’s postoperative…

In the Journals

K. kingae bacteria in throat linked to bone, joint infection in children

September 6, 2017
Of the children who experienced bone or joint infection, 71% had the identical Kingella kingae bacterium present in their throats, suggesting that

From OT Europe

EFORT-approved event: Ninth International Knee Arthroplasty Symposium

Orthopaedics Today Europe, September 2017
Every 2 years since October 2001, the Trauma and Musculoskeletal Diseases Foundation and the Zeromski Hospital’s Department of Orthopaedic and…

From OT Europe


Orthopaedics Today Europe, September 2017
EFORT is organizing 10 European Fora each year, under the supervision of EFORT Fora Chair, Professor George Macheras from Athens. Launched in 2002…

In the Journals

Use of hexapod frame in tibial nonunion linked with union, infection eradication

July 31, 2017
Use of a hexapod frame led to union and infection eradication among patients with an infected tibial nonunion with bone loss, according to results…

Predictive value of infection after TJA improved with alpha-defensin test

Orthopedics Today, July 2017
SAN DIEGO — When its use is considered in addition to the traditional test results for periprosthetic joint infection, the alpha-defensin test…

In the Journals

Infection burden increases over 6 years in THA, TKA

July 6, 2017
Results from this study demonstrated the infection burden for total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty increased over 6 years among…

From OT Europe

EFORT Open Reviews: Annual Print Issue 2017

Orthopaedics Today Europe, July 2017
The EFORT Open Reviews print issue includes papers for all Instructional Lectures presented at the 18th EFORT Congress and replaces the traditional…

CommentaryFrom OT Europe

More consensus needed on postoperative infection in orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedics Today Europe, July 2017
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
At the recent 18th Annual EFORT Congress in Vienna, the interest in sessions about postoperative infection, especially its treatment, was noticeable…

Updated systematic review assesses VTE prophylaxis for TJR, hip fracture surgery

June 30, 2017
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Effective Health Care Program recently released an updated systematic review that assessed prevention…

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…

CommentaryFrom OT Europe

A look back at the 18th EFORT Congress in Vienna

Orthopaedics Today Europe, June 2017
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
Looking back at the 18th EFORT Congress that ended a few days ago, I have a great feeling because it was well-attended with more than 6,000 congress…