FDA News

FDA approves first generic versions of apixaban

December 23, 2019
The FDA announced it approved two applications for the first generic versions of apixaban tablets to reduce risk for stroke and systemic embolism in…

In the Journals

Revision TJA alone not linked with higher VTE, wound drainage rates

December 20, 2019
There was no difference in venous thromboembolism and wound drainage rates in a comparison of chemoprophylactic agents used in low-risk patients who…

Meeting News

Cefazolin may be safe for patients with penicillin allergy

December 18, 2019
ORLANDO — Treatment with cefazolin may be safe in patients who report a penicillin allergy, may reduce the rate of infection and provide…

PerspectiveFrom OT Europe

Robotic-assisted UKA yielded excellent survivorship at 5 years

December 16, 2019
Patients who underwent unicompartmental knee arthroplasty undertaken with robotic assistance experienced excellent mid-term survivorship compared…

In the Journals

Device reliably measures knee flexion gap for TKA

December 16, 2019
Published results showed reproducible and reliable measurement of the knee flexion gap with use of a device for this purpose among patients…

Meeting News

Multimodal pain management, limiting prescriptions can reduce opiate use after TKR

December 14, 2019
ORLANDO — Reducing opioid use is an ongoing concern despite that oral opiates remain an important component of pain management for some…

Meeting News

All-polyethylene tibial implants are associated with reduced osteolysis, good survivorship

December 14, 2019
ORLANDO — A presenter at the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting made a case for using cemented all-polyethylene tibial…

Meeting News

Selective patella resurfacing strategy for TKA may mitigate ‘catastrophic’ revision scenarios

December 14, 2019
ORLANDO — The key to a well-functioning patellofemoral articulation most likely is not whether the patella is resurfaced, but the…

Meeting News

Tranexamic acid seen as effective blood conservation strategy in TJA

December 13, 2019
ORLANDO — Tranexamic acid is an efficacious and economical strategy to reduce bleeding among patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty, a…

In the JournalsPerspective

Joint replacement program may reduce margin for savings vs bundled payment model

December 9, 2019
Published results showed use of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model may substantially reduce the margin for savings compared with the…

In the JournalsPerspective

TKA converted from UKA had higher revision risk vs primary TKA

December 6, 2019
Published results showed a three-fold higher risk of revision when total knee arthroplasty was converted from medial unicompartmental knee…

Subchondral bone lesions may be clinically important, treatable with bone substitute

December 6, 2019
Subchondroplasty, an arthroscopic procedure to inject a bone substitute material into chronic bone marrow lesions, may yield clinically significant…

From OT Europe

Genetic prediction of the risk for aseptic loosening and TJA being studied

Orthopaedics Today Europe, December 2019
Sulev Koks, MD, PhD; Christoph H. Lohmann, MD; Aare Märtson, MD, PhD
A newly accepted study in The Journal of Arthroplasty describes a genome-wide analysis to identify the genetic loci responsible for implant…

From OT Europe

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

Orthopaedics Today Europe, December 2019
EFORT Open Reviews free to read is the new open access journal from EFORT and Bone & Joint Publishing. All articles are online with no…

In the JournalsPerspective

Decreased opioid use, increased revision risk seen after unicompartmental vs total knee replacement

December 2, 2019
Unicompartmental knee replacement compared with total knee replacement correlated with a decreased risk of postoperative opioid use and a lower risk…

Meeting NewsPerspective

BMI predicted infection after TKA better than adipose tissue

December 1, 2019
DALLAS — Results presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting showed BMI was a better predictor of…

THINK Surgical receives FDA 510(k) clearance for TKA technology

November 30, 2019
THINK Surgical Inc. has received FDA 510(k) clearance of its TSolution One Total Knee Application for use in total knee arthroplasty, according to a…

Feature Article

Efficacy of Adductor Canal Block With Liposomal Bupivacaine: A Randomized Prospective Clinical Trial

Orthopedics, January/February 2020, Volume 43 Issue 1
This study compared the postoperative analgesic efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine as a single-administration adductor canal block (ACB) vs…

Feature Article

Reproducing the Native Posterior Tibial Slope in Cruciate-Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty: Technique and Clinical Implications

Orthopedics, January/February 2020, Volume 43 Issue 1
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) profoundly influences knee biomechanics. Using an arbitrary (often 3° to 5°) posterior tibial slope (PTS) in all cases…

Feature ArticleSupplemental Data

Outpatient Versus Rapid Recovery Inpatient Knee Arthroplasty: Comparison of Matched Cohorts

Orthopedics, January/February 2020, Volume 43 Issue 1
Increased focus on reducing the cost of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has driven greater interest in performing the procedure in an outpatient…