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VIDEO: Speaker discusses app that may allow for earlier return to function after knee replacement

April 9, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Robert Morocco, president and CEO of CyMedica spoke about the

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Single-Use Custom Instrumentation in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Effect on In-Hospital Complications, Length of Stay, and Discharge Disposition

Orthopedics, September/October 2019, Volume 42 Issue 5
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a quality surgical intervention with rapidly increasing use. This growth has brought with it a host of new…

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Synthetic Mesh Allograft Reconstruction for Extensor Mechanism Insufficiency After Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, July/August 2019, Volume 42 Issue 4
Extensor mechanism (EM) insufficiency after knee arthroplasty is a rare but devastating complication resulting in severe disability. To date, primary…

From OT Europe

Update on Brazilian and Argentinian Visiting Fellowship

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2019
The Brazilian & Argentinian Visiting Fellowship is an initiative between EFORT Foundation and the Brazilian Society of Orthopaedics and…

From OT Europe

Upcoming EFORT Fora in 2019

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2019
EFORT is organizing the following European Fora this year. Launched in 2002, the project aims to organize specific EFORT symposia during the annual…

From OT Europe

Full-day in total hip and total knee replacement: Learn from experts

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2019
The EFORT-focused sessions on advanced total hip and total knee replacement have achieved great acceptance among EFORT Congress participants as an…

Meeting News

Tranexamic acid may produce blood-sparing properties in revision TKA

April 1, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Several tranexamic acid-dosing regimens yielded equivalent blood-sparing properties when used in revision total knee arthroplasty…

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VIDEO: First year of single, preferred TJA vendor program yielded significant cost savings

March 28, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, discussed the next evolution in a…

Medacta, Geisinger pilot program to cover all future costs for plan members with knee replacement

March 27, 2019
Medacta International and Geisinger announced a first-of-its-kind pilot program for a lifetime guarantee knee replacement in which the companies will…

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Orthopedic surgeons may choose between TXA and epsilon-aminocaproic acid for TKA based on cost, availability

March 26, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Compared with tranexamic acid for patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty, epsilon-aminocaproic acid was linked with…

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VIDEO: Antibiotic-loaded bone cement should not be used for TKA in patients with kidney disease, according to speaker

March 25, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Darwin Chen, MD, discussed the use of  antibiotic-loaded bone…

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Limited guidance available on use of corticosteroid injections for knee arthritis

March 25, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Although corticosteroid injections appear to offer short-term benefits regarding pain and function for patients with knee…

In the Journals

Study links older age, female gender as predictors of conversion to TKA after high tibial osteotomy

March 23, 2019
Among patients who underwent open-wedge high tibial osteotomy, there was a significant increase in the risk for early conversion to total knee…

David S. Hungerford, MD, total joint surgeon and humanitarian, dies at 80 years old

March 22, 2019
David S. Hungerford, MD, founding member of The Knee Society and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, died at the age of 80 years on…

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Preoperative Hemoglobin Predicts Postoperative Transfusion Despite Antifibrinolytics During Total Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, March/April 2019, Volume 42 Issue 2
Current antifibrinolytics have decreased perioperative blood loss; however, some patients still require transfusions postoperatively. The authors…

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Incidence of Patella Baja Before and After Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Based on Body Mass Index

Orthopedics, March/April 2019, Volume 42 Issue 2
In the setting of total knee arthroplasty, patella baja has been associated with decreased range of motion and increased risk of certain extensor…

Meeting News

Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes had increased risk of hyperglycemia after TJA

March 20, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes undergoing total joint arthroplasty had an increased risk of postoperative hyperglycemia…

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VIDEO: Orthopedic surgeons should consider antibiotic bone cement for patients with diabetes who undergo TKA

March 18, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Robert S. Namba, MD, spoke about the use of antibiotic bone cement…

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Speaker: Value of robotic-assisted TKA is its accuracy, safety

March 17, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Robotic approaches for total knee arthroplasty have advantages over manual methods, and research has shown use of this technology…

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VIDEO: Neuromusculoskeletal stimulation improves quadriceps function after TKA

March 15, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Gary S. Calabrese, PT, DPT, senior director of