Surgical Technique

Suprapatellar nailing effective for tibial shaft, periarticular fractures

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
Frank A. Liporace, MD; Jaclyn M. Jankowski, DO; Richard S. Yoon, MD
Tibial shaft fractures have an incidence of 16.9 per 100,000 people per year. Men aged 10 to 20 years tend to sustain these fractures, whereas women…
Point/Counter

How do you address patients’ questions on use of CBD oil for treatment of musculoskeletal pain?

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
CBD is one of the most recognized, and certainly one of the most heavily marketed, cannabinoids or cannabis-derived compounds. It is…
Forward Thinking

Compound interest: Powerful ancillary revenue stream

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA; Sanjeev Bhatia, MD
With health care continuously in flux, physicians of all stripes have often wondered how to maintain their income and achieve financial goals while…
Cover Story

Cannabinoids may complement rehabilitation, physical therapy, joint or spinal injections

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
In 2018, WHO reported musculoskeletal conditions accounted for a greater proportion of persistent pain, with more than 150 diagnoses that affect the…
Commentary

Be honest, kind in discussion of social determinants of health

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Social determinants of health are environmental factors that can be modified to improve a patient’s ability to manage musculoskeletal disease…
At Issue

At Issue: Hip labral reconstruction

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
Andrew B. Wolff, MD; Derek Ochiai, MD
The indications for acetabular labral reconstruction are controversial. The literature is full of reports that show good results with labral…
Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

53-year-old woman with continued pain after first metatarsophalangeal arthroplasty

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
Dushawn Harley, BS; Eric W. Tan, MD; H. Paco Kang, MD
A 53-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis on oral prednisone presented to a podiatric surgeon after a lifelong history of hallux valgus and…
FDA News

FDA warns Dollar Tree regarding ‘potentially unsafe’ drugs

November 14, 2019
The FDA has sent a warning letter to Greenbrier International, Inc., doing business as Dollar Tree, for receiving over-the-counter drugs made by…
Meeting News

Low clinical value in repeat latent tuberculosis tests in patients taking biologics

November 14, 2019
Repeat, routine testing for latent tuberculosis infection among patients receiving biologics is both costly and of low clinical value, according to…

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences aims to reduce opioid prescriptions, refills

November 14, 2019
In 2016, as the opioid epidemic in the United States was becoming more widely recognized, the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at the University of…
Meeting News

Exercise remains only nondrug intervention for OA as draft guidelines progress

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Exercise is the one nonpharmacological intervention for which there is a strong recommendation in hip, knee, and hand osteoarthritis…

BLOG Trillion-dollar coach

November 13, 2019
by John D. Kelly IV, MD The life and legend of William V. Campbell, Silicon Valley’s storied life coach to software legends, such as Steve…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
In the JournalsPerspective

Several factors led to lower quality of life outcomes after MPFL reconstruction

November 13, 2019
Published results showed bilateral symptoms, femoral tunnel position and age at first dislocation were statistically significant predictors of lower…
Meeting News

Great Debate tackles first-line anabolic therapy for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — The 2019 iteration of the ACR/ARP Great Debate tackled the issue of whether anabolic therapies are appropriate for patients with…
Meeting News

Early one-stage revision is indicated for infected cementless THA

November 12, 2019
DALLAS — Simple lavage and irrigation and debridement are inappropriate for managing a patient whose cementless total hip arthroplasty is…
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

More than 30% of PCPs fail to follow physical activity guidance for RA patients

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — Nearly one-third of primary care providers who treat patients with arthritis failed to follow Exercise Is Medicine guidance for…
In the Journals

Short sleep may worsen bone health for women

November 11, 2019
Postmenopausal women who report sleeping less than 5 hours per night are more likely to develop low bone mineral density at all major sites and are…
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…