Feature Article

Postdischarge Opiate-Prescribing Habits for Primary THA and TKA: A Survey of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Members

Orthopedics, November/December 2019, Volume 42 Issue 6
Abuse of opiate medications has reached epidemic proportions, and elective total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) typically…

In the JournalsPerspective

Low revision risk found with mobile bearing implant in UKA

July 24, 2019
Published results showed no increased risk of revision at a minimum 5-year follow-up among highly active patients who underwent unicondylar knee…

In the Journals

Socioeconomic factors may moderate racial disparities in OA function

July 23, 2019
Although black adults with knee osteoarthritis demonstrate worse performance-based physical function than white patients, these disparities are…

Feature Article

The Dimension of the Press Ganey Survey Most Important in Evaluating Patient Satisfaction in the Academic Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery Setting

Orthopedics, July/August 2019, Volume 42 Issue 4
Many studies have examined modifiable and nonmodifiable patient factors influencing patient satisfaction scores. The objective of this study was to…

In the Journals

TKA component malrotation may not affect function, quality of life

July 21, 2019
Although component malrotation in total knee arthroplasty may result in a decreased level of improvement from pain, published results showed it did…

Meeting News

Risk stratification will drive decline in VTE rates in orthopedic patients

July 17, 2019
LISBON, Portugal — Being better able to predict which patients need thromboprophylaxis following hip and knee arthroplasty is the way forward…

Perspective

Synthetic mesh extensor mechanism reconstruction after TKA can yield good functional outcomes

July 16, 2019
James A. Browne, MD, discussed treatment options for extensor mechanism disruption following total knee arthroplasty and factors that may lead to…

In the Journals

Patient-specific instrumentation may not improve femoral component rotation in TKA

July 10, 2019
Use of patient-specific instrumentation during total knee arthroplasty did not improve the accuracy of femoral component rotation compared with…

Meeting News

Preoperative antibiotic allergy testing may support safe cefazolin use in TJA

July 9, 2019
Preoperative antibiotic allergy testing may improve safe cefazolin usage, which may lead to lower periprosthetic joint infection rates, according to…

Meeting News

Knee surgeons debate acceptability of varus in TKA

July 6, 2019
PARK CITY, Utah — In a debate about the effect of placing the tibia in varus on total knee arthroplasty rates, which was held at the Joint…

Case Report

Patellar Osteonecrosis Following Knee Arthroscopy

Orthopedics, November/December 2019, Volume 42 Issue 6
Patellar osteonecrosis is a rare condition, although knee osteonecrosis has been described in the arthroplasty literature. This is the first case…

Case Report

A Case of Tularemia in a Prosthetic Joint Infection

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, July 3, 2019
Periprosthetic infections occur in approximately 0.8% to 1.9% of all total knee arthroplasties (TKAs). Even with these low rates, it is rare to find…

From OT Europe

Scientific awards winners at EFORT Congress selected from high-quality abstracts

Orthopaedics Today Europe, July 2019
A congress is always as good as its presentations. In this regard, the EFORT Congress can always rely on the experts from Europe and worldwide. The…

In the JournalsPerspective

Older age, good pain control may reduce narcotic refill rate after TKA

July 3, 2019
Risk of requiring narcotic refill following total knee arthroplasty may be lower among elderly patients and patients with good pain control…

Perspective

Conservative treatment may yield positive results for patients with knee OA

July 1, 2019
Prior to surgical intervention, patients with knee osteoarthritis may benefit from conservative treatment with such modalities as steroid injection…

In the JournalsPerspective

Use of general anesthesia increases complication risk after revision TKA

June 28, 2019
Patients who underwent revision total knee arthroplasty experienced an increased risk for postoperative complications with the use of general…

In the Journals

Traditional laboratory markers may hold low diagnostic utility for PJI in immunosuppressed patients

June 27, 2019
White blood cell counts and inflammatory markers may hold lower diagnostic utility among patients in an immunosuppressed state who experienced…

In the Journals

A bundled payment program may reduce costs for bilateral TJA

June 26, 2019
Results showed 90-day episode-of-care costs may be reduced without a higher risk for readmission with the use of a bundled payment program for…

Meeting NewsFrom OT EuropeVideo

VIDEO: Biomarkers, next generation sequencing may help solve problem of PJI

June 25, 2019
LISBON, Portugal — In this exclusive video from the EFORT Annual Congress, Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, summarizes his Erwin Morscher Honorary…

In the Journals

Poor outcomes seen in elective total joint arthroplasty patients who take opioids preoperatively

June 19, 2019
According to recently published results, there was a significant correlation between increased health care costs and adverse perioperative surgical…