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Among patients with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, TKA did not impact survivorship

Among patients with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, TKA did not impact survivorship
October 10, 2017

Although survivorship after total knee arthroplasty was not affected among patients with a history a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, results published in Orthopedics showed modest clinical outcomes, higher complication rates and poorer implant survivorship in these patients.

Researchers analyzed patient survivorship, clinical outcomes and implant survivorship among 11 patients with a history of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and who underwent 15 TKA procedures.

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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…

Five-year conventional vs highly crosslinked TKA polyethylene results were no different

Orthopedics Today, October 2017
Results of a prospective randomized study of polyethylene used in total knee arthroplasty prostheses revealed no differences in survivorship at 5-year follow-up based on…
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Changed setting for joint reconstruction surgery possible in 2018

Orthopedics Today, October 2017
On Sept. 11, CMS closed the comment period on a proposal to remove total knee arthroplasty and some partial and total hip arthroplasty CPT codes from the inpatient-only…
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Interprosthetic Fractures of the Femur

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, August 4, 2017
As the rate of hip and knee arthroplasty procedures increases, so will the rate of interprosthetic fractures. Several…
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Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty: July 2015

The authors conducted a meta-analysis to determine the optimal tourniquet application strategy in total knee…
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American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Iorio discusses modifiable risk factors, infection rates after TJA

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