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VIDEO: Biomarkers, next generation sequencing may help solve problem of PJI

June 25, 2019
LISBON, Portugal — In this exclusive video from the EFORT Annual Congress, Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, summarizes his Erwin Morscher Honorary…

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Poor outcomes seen in elective total joint arthroplasty patients who take opioids preoperatively

June 19, 2019
According to recently published results, there was a significant correlation between increased health care costs and adverse perioperative surgical…

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Partial knee replacement increased risk for long-term revision

June 14, 2019
Partial knee replacement was associated with an excess risk for long-term revision compared with total knee replacement, but may lower risk for…

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Order of Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty Does Not Affect Length of Stay or Discharge Disposition in Patients With Coexisting Hip and Knee Arthritis

Orthopedics, November/December 2019, Volume 42 Issue 6
Primary total joint arthroplasty (TJA) of the hip and knee are effective procedures for improving pain and function in patients with arthritis. This…

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Success Rates of Revision Knee Arthroplasty for Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Rheumatoid and Non-Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Orthopedics, September/October 2019, Volume 42 Issue 5
This study evaluated the success and failure rates as well as the final results following 2-stage revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for…

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Prevalence of Ulnar Artery Thrombosis in Orthopedic Surgeons

Orthopedics, September/October 2019, Volume 42 Issue 5
Ulnar artery thrombosis (UAT) occurs most commonly in athletes and manual laborers who repeatedly use their palm in high-impact activities. Anecdotal…

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Adductor canal block plus periarticular injection for TKA did not impact time to hospital discharge

June 12, 2019
The addition of an adductor canal block to periarticular injection for total knee replacement did not significantly impact the time to meet discharge…

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Up-to-date TKA pain management should include multimodal, opioid-sparing anesthesia

June 7, 2019
LISBON, Portugal —A sensible, simple approach to postoperative pain management in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty typically…

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Parvizi calls for change in approaches to PJI in honorary lecture at EFORT Congress

June 6, 2019
LISBON, Portugal — The evolution that is underway within periprosthetic joint infection will depend on better understanding the current and…

Smith & Nephew completes acquisition of orthopedic joint reconstruction business from Brainlab

June 3, 2019
Smith & Nephew completed acquisition of the Brainlab orthopedic joint reconstruction business. Commercial terms of the acquisition were not…

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Precontoured distal femur locking plates yielded poor fit before, after TKA

June 1, 2019
Published results showed under-contouring of precontoured distal femur locking plates led to plate-bone mismatch, with a worse fit after total knee…

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Readmission rates for THA, TKA vs spinal procedures dropped after Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

May 31, 2019
After implementation of the Affordable Care Act, readmission rates for all surgical procedures decreased, according to recently published results. In…

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Arthroscopic lysis of adhesions, manipulation yielded greater improvements for arthrofibrosis following TKA vs manipulation alone

May 30, 2019
According to a recently published study, greater increases were seen in final knee flexion and mean knee range of motion among patients who underwent…

From OT Europe

EFORT Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship 2019: Congratulations to Eran Beit Ner, MD

Orthopaedics Today Europe, June 2019
We are pleased to announce that Eran Beit Ner, MD, from Israel has been accepted as a fellow for this year’s EFORT Foundation Clinical Research…

FDA allows marketing of first diagnostic test kit to help detect periprosthetic joint infections

May 24, 2019
The FDA announced marketing authorization of the Synovasure Lateral Flow Test Kit by CD Diagnostics Inc. to help detect periprosthetic joint…

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Irrigation and debridement linked with increased failure rate in patients with acute hematogenous vs acute postsurgical PJI

May 22, 2019
Irrigation and debridement correlated with a higher failure rate in patients with an acute hematogenous periprosthetic joint infection than in…

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Glucocorticoid use tied to increased risk for infection in patients with RA after arthroplasty

May 20, 2019
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who used glucocorticoids and underwent knee or hip arthroplasty were at an increased risk for adverse events…

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Arthroscopic Lysis of Adhesions With Manipulation Under Anesthesia Versus Manipulation Alone in the Treatment of Arthrofibrosis After TKA: A Matched Cohort Study

Orthopedics, May/June 2019, Volume 42 Issue 3
Arthrofibrosis following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a debilitating complication. Treatment options include physical therapy, manipulation under…

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Analysis of Retrieved Unicompartmental Knee Implants and Tissue: Third-Body Wear as a Potential Contributor to Progression of Arthritis to Adjacent Compartments

Orthopedics, May/June 2019, Volume 42 Issue 3
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) for the treatment of single-compartment osteoarthritis has been associated with polyethylene wear and…

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Calipered Kinematically Aligned Total Knee Arthroplasty: An Accurate Technique That Improves Patient Outcomes and Implant Survival

Orthopedics, May/June 2019, Volume 42 Issue 3
Kinematic alignment performed with caliper measurements and verification checks accurately co-align the femoral and tibial components with the 3 axes…