In the Journals

Preoperative opioid prescription filling increases risk for refills after osteochondral knee surgery

July 20, 2019
Preoperative opioid prescription filling increased the risk for postoperative opioid prescription refills in patients who underwent cartilage…
Blog

BLOG: Surgical treatment of patella instability in perspective

July 19, 2019
by John P. Fulkerson, MD Erickson and colleagues published an article in the May 2019 issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine entitled…

Centinel Spine receives IDE approval for cervical total disc replacement devices

July 19, 2019
Centinel Spine LLC announced it received investigational device approval from the FDA to begin a two-level clinical trial for its prodisc C anterior…
Pharmacology Consult

Nasal decolonization: potential mupirocin alternatives for SSI prevention

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Jeff Brock, PharmD, MBA, BCPS-AQ ID
Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage is a proven risk factor for the development of staphylococcal surgical site infections, or SSIs. S. aureus
From OT Europe

Primary tendon repair superior to physiotherapy in long-term treatment of small-to-medium rotator cuff tears

July 19, 2019
According to a study with a 10-year follow-up, tendon repair yielded superior results compared with physiotherapy in the treatment of small- and…
In the Journals

1 in 4 early-middle-aged adults has osteopenia

July 19, 2019
More than 25% of early-middle-aged adults had osteopenia in their neck, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American
Perspective

CMS proposes to cover acupuncture for low back pain

July 18, 2019
CMS announced in a press release that it has proposed to cover acupuncture as a possible alternative treatment to opioid use for Medicare…

FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain
Meeting NewsPerspective

Several patient-reported outcomes predict failure after femoroacetabular impingement surgery

July 18, 2019
BOSTON — A multicenter, prospective study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting highlighted the…
Meeting News

Hip arthroscopy seen as gold standard for femoroacetabular impingement

July 18, 2019
BOSTON — A presenter at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting discussed recommendations, practices and protocols…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Similar return to sport seen for superior capsular reconstruction, reverse shoulder arthroplasty

July 17, 2019
BOSTON— At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Brandon C. Cabarcas, MD, discussed a study that compared…
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…

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

Most patients prefer that orthopedic physicians wear white coats, scrubs

July 16, 2019
According to recently published results, patients who underwent orthopedic surgery in an inpatient setting had a moderate preference for male and…
Surgical Technique

Sulcus-deepening trochleoplasty improves patellar tracking

Orthopedics Today, July 2019
David R. Diduch, MD; Jeremy K. Rush, MD
A combination of bony and dynamic and static soft tissue stabilizers provides for stability of the patellofemoral joint. Therefore, the etiology of…
Cover Story

Solid finances, management attract private equity firms

Orthopedics Today, July 2019
The acquisition of health care-related companies by private equity firms increased by 187% and reached $42.6 billion between 2010 and 2017, according…
Point/Counter

Is private practice acquisition by a hospital or private equity firm preferred?

Orthopedics Today, July 2019
At the OrthoForum we believe the independent, private practice of orthopedics is the most effective and cost-efficient method to deliver orthopedic…
Commentary

Culturally competent care is the most effective care

Orthopedics Today, July 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Care that is understanding of the diverse characteristics of each patient, including but not limited to sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation…
Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 3-year-old boy with synovial chondromatosis of the distal radioulnar joint

Orthopedics Today, July 2019
Venus Vakhshori, MD; Adam Lindsay, MD, MS; Nima Kabirian, MD; Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD
An otherwise healthy 3-year-old boy presented to the pediatric urgent care clinic 2 days after his mother noticed left distal forearm swelling in the…
In the JournalsPerspective

Activity modification, load management yields successful outcomes in patellofemoral pain

July 15, 2019
For patients with patellofemoral pain, a treatment strategy focused on activity modification and load management correlated with high rates of…