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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…

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NFL athletes had high prevalence of TKA after retirement

November 25, 2019
Retired National Football League athletes had a higher prevalence of knee replacement compared with hip replacement, with age and severe joint injury…

In the Journals

Same-day bilateral TKA not linked with higher manipulation under anesthesia, reoperation rates

November 21, 2019
Data on 4,554 patients showed same-day bilateral total knee arthroplasty did not correlate with an increase in the incidence of single or multiple…

In the Journals

Race, ethnicity associated with discharge to skilled nursing facility after TKA

November 21, 2019
Published results showed African American patients were more likely to be referred to inpatient rehabilitation facilities or skilled nursing…

Meeting News

Multidisciplinary program reduces GI complications after orthopedic surgery

November 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Implementing a multidisciplinary improvement program helped reduce bowel complications among patients recovering from orthopedic…

FDA advisory committee: More data, consistent testing needed for metal-containing implants

November 18, 2019
The Immunology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee recently met to provide advice and recommendations to the FDA about…

Meeting News

Education triples the rate of properly disposed, unused opioid pills after THA, TKA

November 15, 2019
DALLAS — According to a presenter at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, education about proper disposal of…

Meeting News

Online ratings were high for orthopedic surgeons in single metropolitan area

November 15, 2019
DALLAS — Among 11,535 online reviews of orthopedic surgeons in the Cleveland metropolitan area evaluated in April 2019, the surgeons’…

Meeting News

TKA fixation, dual-mobility hip findings included in sixth AJRR report

November 12, 2019
DALLAS — The American Joint Replacement Registry, which is the official registry of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, includes…

Meeting News

AAHKS Women in Arthroplasty Committee addresses diversity, mentorship

November 11, 2019
DALLAS — Two events held here helped showcase the goals of the new Women in Arthroplasty Committee of the American Association of Hip and Knee…

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Tourniquet use did not change TKA surgical factors

November 10, 2019
DALLAS — A randomized controlled trial conducted to study results of total knee arthroplasty performed by four orthopedic surgeons at two sites…

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Surgeons were effective in administering adductor canal blocks for TKA procedures

November 9, 2019
DALLAS — Patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty whose adductor canal block was surgeon administered had patient satisfaction, knee…

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Daily Postoperative Complete Blood Counts After Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty May Not Always Be Necessary

Orthopedics, January/February 2020, Volume 43 Issue 1
As the incidence of primary total hip and knee arthroplasties increases and reimbursement models shift toward a more quality-based model, orthopedic…

Meeting News

Orthopedics Today Hawaii provides present, future subspecialty updates

October 31, 2019
At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, being held Jan. 12-16, 2020, attendees can expect updates on what has happened in 2019 and what is to come in 2020, as…

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Lower readmission rates after TKA associated with IV acetaminophen

October 27, 2019
Patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty experienced lower readmission rates when they received IV acetaminophen compared with oral…

In the Journals

Preferred single-vendor program may yield cost savings on TJA implants

October 16, 2019
Published results showed significant cost savings and decreased cost variability within the first year of implementing a preferred single-vendor…

THINK Surgical gains FDA clearance to market active robot for total knee replacement

October 12, 2019
THINK Surgical Inc. announced FDA approval to market its active robot, TSolution One Total Knee Application, for use in total knee replacement. …

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Elevated PE risk seen beyond 6 weeks after various types of surgery

October 9, 2019
Regardless of the surgery type, the risk of postoperative pulmonary embolism was elevated at more than 6 weeks postoperatively, according to…

From OT Europe

Meet and challenge the experts at the EFORT Congress in Vienna

Orthopaedics Today Europe, October 2019
By including five Interactive Expert Exchange sessions in the 2020 Congress program, the EFORT Science Committee has built, together with several…

From OT Europe

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

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