Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenter speaks about medial collateral ligament release in tight knees

January 29, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Jack M. Bert, MD, spoke about medial collateral ligament release in a tight knee. He said…

AAHKS releases position statement on the use of biologics to treat advanced OA

January 29, 2019
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons released a position statement that it does not recommend to routine clinical use of biologics…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenter says HTX-011 for pain may reduce need for opioids after TKA

January 28, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Paul F. Lachiewicz, MD, spoke about the use of HTX-011, a long-acting analgesic, to relieve…

Zimmer Biomet receives FDA 510(k) clearance for robotically assisted knee system

January 25, 2019
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Rosa Knee System for robotically assisted total knee replacement…

Cost, volume of planned knee, hip replacements increased from 2010 to 2017

January 23, 2019
A review of medical claims data from 2010 to 2017 published by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association showed an increase in cost and volume of planned…

In the Journals

Heberden's nodes linked to incidence, progression of knee OA

January 22, 2019
The presence of Heberden’s nodes is associated with increased MRI-based periarticular bone area expansion related to knee osteoarthritis…

In the Journals

Accelerated knee OA characterized by meniscal tears, cartilage loss

January 21, 2019
Accelerated knee osteoarthritis involves cartilage loss, large bone marrow lesions and destabilizing meniscal tears in knees that demonstrate…

In the Journals

Select skilled nursing facilities may increase cost of care after TKA

January 21, 2019
Despite the known increase of the cost of care when patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty are discharged to a skilled nursing facility, select…

Feature Article

Classic Markers for Infection Perform Poorly in Predicting Residual Infection Prior to Reimplantation

Orthopedics, January/February 2019, Volume 42 Issue 1
Two-stage exchange arthroplasty remains the treatment of choice for chronic periprosthetic joint infections. This retrospective study conducted…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Patients with obesity should be optimized before THA, TKA to reduce complication risks

January 21, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, David G. Lewallen, MD, spoke about the complications faced by patients with obesity or…

In the Journals

Extended oral antibiotics in high-risk patients may significantly reduce infection rate after TKA, THA

January 20, 2019
According to recently published results, extended postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis was linked to a statistically significant and clinically…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Romeo summarizes Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2019

January 18, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Anthony A. Romeo, MD, summarized the hot topics of this year’s Orthopedics Today Hawaii meeting.

Point/Counter

Should metal hypersensitivity skin-patch testing be included in the usual preoperative total joint arthroplasty work-up?

Orthopedics Today, January 2019
I do not include metal sensitivity testing in the preoperative evaluation of patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty. Given the increased use of…

Surgical Technique

Patient-specific instrumentation for high tibial osteotomy provides a personalized approach

Orthopedics Today, January 2019
Wouter Van Genechten, MD; Annemieke Van Haver, PhD; Peter Verdonk, MD, PhD
Medial opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy is a well-established procedure to correct varus malalignment of the lower limb in isolated medial…

Cover Story

Metal allergy: A clinical conundrum

Orthopedics Today, January 2019
Modifiable patient factors, such as BMI, vitamin D levels and diabetes, can be optimized preoperatively to reduce the risk of infection and other…

Commentary

International education goes beyond learning new techniques

Orthopedics Today, January 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Brandon J. Erickson, MD
Education continues to evolve. New ideas on how adults comprehend information combined with innovative technology has led to a greater understanding…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenter discusses role of PRP in treatment of knee injuries

January 14, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, John M. Tokish, MD, discussed the role platelet-rich plasma (PRP) plays in the

In the Journals

Simultaneous and staged bilateral TJA yielded similar episode-of-care costs

January 11, 2019
Results published in The Journal of Arthroplasty showed no differences in the 90-day episode-of-care costs among Medicare patients who underwent…

In the Journals

Patella resurfacing with TKA may be more cost-effective vs patellar retention

January 10, 2019
Resurfacing the patella in primary total knee arthroplasty may be more cost-effective compared with patellar retention, with higher costs resulting…

In the JournalsPerspective

CJR program may reduce institutional spending for hip, knee replacement

Orthopedics Today, March 2019
Results published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed a modest reduction in spending per hip or knee replacement episode without an…