Feature Article

Self-Reported Metal Allergy and Early Outcomes After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, November/December 2019, Volume 42 Issue 6
The impact of self-reported metal allergy (SRMA) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains controversial. In the absence of objective tests, SRMA is…

Feature Article

Early Results of a Modern Uncemented Total Knee Arthroplasty System

Orthopedics, November/December 2019, Volume 42 Issue 6
Historically, cementless total knees were associated with early failure, which made cemented total knee arthroplasty the gold standard. Manufacturers…

Zimmer Biomet receives FDA 510(k) clearance for revision knee replacement system

September 9, 2019
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Persona Revision Knee System. According to a company press release…

From OT Europe

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

Orthopaedics Today Europe, September 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…

Meeting News

Alpha-defensin lateral flow test yielded excellent sensitivity, specificity for PJI

September 4, 2019
NEW YORK — The alpha-defensin lateral flow test yielded excellent sensitivity and specificity for periprosthetic joint infection and had a…

In the Journals

Low-intensity warfarin did not reduce risk of venous thromboembolism or death after TJA

September 3, 2019
Published results showed the noninferiority criterion of risk of venous thromboembolism or death was not met when low-intensity warfarin was compared…

In the JournalsPerspective

Surgeon preference for selective vs routine patellar resurfacing linked with greater revision risk

August 31, 2019
Compared with surgeons who prefer to routinely resurface the patella, results of this study indicated that surgeons who prefer selective patellar…

Video helps travelers navigate airport security after joint replacement

August 30, 2019
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons released a video on how to go through airport security checkpoints after joint replacement for…

In the Journals

Results support carbon dioxide bone preparation vs tourniquet alone for TKA

August 27, 2019
Significantly more cement penetration was seen in three Knee Society Radiographic Evaluation System zones with greater cancellous bone in patients…

In the Journals

Post-discharge opiate prescribing habits vary among AAHKS members

August 26, 2019
Published results showed significant variability in post-discharge opiate and non-opiate prescribing habits after total hip and knee arthroplasty…

In the Journals

Significantly higher infection risk seen with hemodialysis vs peritoneal dialysis after THA, TKA

August 26, 2019
According to results, a significantly higher risk of infection was seen in patients on hemodialysis compared with patients on peritoneal dialysis…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Out-of-range alignment linked with tibial component migration after TKA

Orthopaedics Today Europe, September 2019
According to recently published results, mechanically out-of-range alignment was linked with higher tibial component migration after total knee…

In the JournalsPerspectiveFrom OT Europe

Out-of-range alignment linked with tibial component migration after TKA

August 21, 2019
According to recently published results, mechanically out-of-range alignment was linked with higher tibial component migration after total knee…

Feature Article

Biomechanical Comparison of Suture Techniques in Radial Meniscal Tears Using Gap Configuration Analysis

Orthopedics, September/October 2019, Volume 42 Issue 5
Vertical, horizontal, and cross sutures have not been compared simultaneously in double suture fashion for the repair of radial meniscal tears. This…

Feature Article

Effect of Acetylsalicylic Acid Dose and Time Discontinued Preoperatively on Outcomes After Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, September/October 2019, Volume 42 Issue 5
The purpose of this study was to determine if acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) dose or time discontinued preoperatively affected surgical outcomes in total…

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Frailty Index Is Associated With Periprosthetic Fracture and Mortality After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, November/December 2019, Volume 42 Issue 6
This cohort study of adult (≥50 years) patients aimed to calculate a validated, preoperative frailty deficit index (FI) and used it to compare…

Meeting News

Study: Antibiotic cement is not cost effective for infection prevention in TKA

August 7, 2019
NEW YORK — According to a presenter at the Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Open Scientific Meeting, routine use of antibiotic-loaded…

Meeting News

Mental health conditions present in 22.6% of patients who undergo septic TKA revision

August 4, 2019
NEW YORK — There was a greater prevalence of mental health conditions among patients undergoing septic revision total knee arthroplasty…

Meeting News

Arthroplasty for septic arthritis linked with 12.4% prosthetic joint infection rate

August 3, 2019
NEW YORK — Male gender, a diagnosis of diabetes and having native septic arthritis are factors that put patients with septic arthritis who…

In the Journals

Osteoporosis may be undertreated prior to TJA

August 1, 2019
Although almost 25% of patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty were eligible to receive osteoporosis medications, recently published results…