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Low revision rate found with uncemented total wrist arthroplasty

Orthopedics Today, January 2012
Uncemented total wrist arthroplasty performed with third generation implants in patients with arthritis showed a 7% revision rate at 5…
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Ligament injuries do not impact results of surgically treated distal radius fractures

Orthopedics Today, January 2012
According to the results of a recently presented study, concomitant wrist ligament injuries do not affect subjective and objective outcomes after…
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Better results with independent exercise vs. formal therapy after volar plating for distal radius fractures

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 1
LAS VEGAS — The results of a level 1 study showed greater wrist function after volar plating for distal radius fracture in patients who…
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Deterioration of trabecular bone found in premenopausal women with fractures

Orthopedics Today, December 2011
A study comparing premenopausal women with distal radius fractures to a control group of women without fractures revealed deterioration in…
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Diagnosis, technique may affect proximal interphalangeal joint replacement failure rates

Orthopedics Today, December 2011
Extensor mechanism failure was associated with more than two-thirds of re-operations following non-constrained interphalangeal proximal joint…
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High union rates seen for Mason radial head fractures treated with ORIF, iliac crest bone graft

Orthopedics Today, November 2011
Following Mason type II and type III radial head fractures, patients treated with open reduction internal fixation achieved high union rates…
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Long-term study shows durability of distal scaphoid resection

Orthopedics Today, October 2011
LAS VEGAS — Distal scaphoid resection arthroplasty provides good long-term results for patients with scaphoid nonunion, according to a study with…
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Surgeon’s take on MedPAC report notes more federal involvement, lower reimbursement

Orthopedics Today, October 2011
The federal budget is on an “unsustainable path” and the health care bubble is bursting, according to the co-chair of the coding…
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Routine carpal tunnel release not needed when plating distal radius fractures

Orthopedics Today, October 2011
A recently presented study does not support regular prophylactic carpal tunnel release during volar plate fixation of distal radius fractures…
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Better results with independent exercise vs. formal therapy after volar plating

Orthopedics Today, October 2011
The results of a level 1 study show superior wrist function in patients who performed surgeon-directed independent exercises after volar plating…