In the Journals

Study showed effective treatment of chronic osteomyelitis with single-stage procedure

December 6, 2016
Recently published results showed patients who had chronic osteomyelitis were effectively treated through a single-stage protocol facilitated by an…

From OT Europe

Interactive Expert Exchanges at EFORT Annual Congress help connect attendees with prominent specialists

Orthopaedics Today Europe, December 2016
During the Interactive Expert Exchanges held at the EFORT Annual Congress, orthopaedic surgeons who are focused on specific procedures or treatments…

From OT Europe

Comprehensive Review Course for young orthopaedists to be held at EFORT Annual Congress in Vienna

Orthopaedics Today Europe, December 2016
Judging by the positive comments received when the EFORT Comprehensive Review Course was offered in the past, it is widely considered to be a basic…

In the Journals

No increase in complications seen with provisional plating prior to IM nailing for open tibial fractures

November 30, 2016
Investigators of this study found provisional plate stabilization prior to intramedullary nailing for patients with open tibial fractures did not…

In the Journals

Promising midterm results seen with specific revision TKA system

November 29, 2016
At an average follow-up of 4.8 years, investigators found a 7.9% failure rate and a 4% rate of infection with the use of a revision total knee…

Meeting News

Hospitals preferred decolonization for treatment of periprosthetic joint infection

November 13, 2016
DALLAS — Although nasal-only Staphylococcus aureus screening may be considered the most cost-effective treatment option for periprosthetic…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Older age, obesity cited as risk factors for deep SSI after plate fixation of proximal tibial fractures

November 9, 2016
Researchers of this study identified older patient age, obesity, alcohol abuse and specific fracture type as risk factors for deep surgical site…

Infection Watch

Next generation sequencing technology shows potential in management of periprosthetic joint infection

Orthopedics Today, November 2016
Majd Tarabichi, MD; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
In 1881, Robert Koch, MD, was credited for being the first person to develop the method for isolating infecting organisms using the culture medium…

From OT Europe

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

Orthopaedics Today Europe, November 2016
EFORT Open Reviews (EOR) is the new open access journal from EFORT and The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery. All articles are…

From OT Europe

DePuy Synthes launches Expert Tibial Nail PROtect with antibiotic coating

November 1, 2016
DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, announced the availability of Expert Tibial Nail PROtect, which has a

Meeting News

Combination benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin effectively reduced deep shoulder colonization of P. acnes

October 28, 2016
BOSTON — Deep shoulder colonization of Propionibacterium acnes during shoulder arthroscopy was safety and effectively reduced with the…

Meeting News

Low rate of distal peripheral neuropathy found after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

October 27, 2016
BOSTON — Patients have a low rate of distal peripheral neuropathy following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, with symptoms clearing up in most…

Meeting News

Infection, fixation failure considered indicators of reoperation in pelvic fractures

October 24, 2016
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Infection and fixation failure in operatively treated pelvic ring injuries were the most common indicators of unplanned…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Low complication rates seen following arthroscopic Latarjet

October 19, 2016
BOSTON — At the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, Laurent LaFosse, MD, said after arthroscopic Latarjet they found patients…

In the Journals

Above-knee amputation found to be more common than arthrodesis among failed infected TKAs

October 4, 2016
Patients with a failed infected total knee arthroplasty were more likely to undergo an above-knee amputation than an arthrodesis, according to…

Meeting News CoverageFrom OT Europe

Five important news items from the BOA Annual Congress

September 23, 2016 features the top five news items from the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress. More live coverage, including…

Meeting News CoverageFrom OT Europe

Strong, antibacterial surface may solve problems with external fixator pins

September 16, 2016
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND — Staphylococcus aureus colonies on titanium external fixation pins were significantly reduced when the pins…

Meeting News CoverageFrom OT Europe

Include musculoskeletal system, especially spine, in S. aureus septicemia workup

September 14, 2016
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND — Work up for Staphylococcus aureus septicemia should include the musculoskeletal system. Further, MRI scan of the…

In the Journals

Rivaroxaban linked with increased incidence of deep SSI after THA, TKA

September 13, 2016
Patients who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty and received rivaroxaban for thromboprophylaxis had a significantly increased incidence of deep…

In the Journals

Re-application of surgical site preparation solution linked with reduced SSIs in TJA

September 12, 2016
Recently published results showed a significant reduction in the rate of superficial surgical site infections when surgical site preparation…