Meeting News

Reduced narcotic consumption seen with percutaneous foot and ankle surgery

September 16, 2019
CHICAGO — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, a presenter said there was significant decrease and cessation in…
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VIDEO: PROMIS outcomes support physical therapy for nonoperatively managed foot and ankle patients

September 15, 2019
CHICAGO — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, discussed a study that looked at whether…
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VIDEO: Cheilectomy with synthetic cartilage implant helps patients with pain relief, preserves motion

September 14, 2019
CHICAGO — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Gregory C. Berlet, MD, FRCS(C) FAOA, spoke about cheilectomy and…
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Patients who undergo isolated fibular sesamoidectomy report long-term pain relief

September 14, 2019
CHICAGO — At long-term follow-up, patients with sesamoiditis, fracture, nonunion, osteonecrosis and arthritis who underwent isolated fibular…
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High return to sport seen with lower extremity fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome

September 14, 2019
CHICAGO — Patient-reported outcomes improved and there was a high rate of return to sport in patients who underwent lower extremity…

Overexertion found to cause non-traumatic fatalities in football players

September 13, 2019
BOSTON — Most non-traumatic fatalities that occur in high school and collegiate football players are due to overexertion exercises from…

OrthoCarolina emphasizes patient education for reducing opioid prescriptions

September 13, 2019
About 4 to 5 years ago, surgeons at OrthoCarolina recognized that patients were misusing opioid medications prescribed after a procedure. As a way to…

DePuy Synthes expands knee platform with cementless option

September 12, 2019
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced that DePuy Synthes is launching the Attune cementless knee with a rotating platform option…
In the Journals

Patients with low-disease RA on tofacitinib, methotrexate can safely withdraw methotrexate

September 12, 2019
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who achieve low disease activity with tofacitinib plus methotrexate can safely withdraw methotrexate without fear…
In the Journals

Locking plate fixation with, without augmented screw tips yielded similar outcomes

September 12, 2019
Patients with proximal humeral fractures who underwent locking plate fixation with augmentation of screw tips experienced clinical and radiographic…

BLOG: The future is now

September 12, 2019
At ProcedureCard, we don’t wait for the future, we build it.  We have created paperless surgical preference cards. It’s a big deal…
Feature

Purdue Pharma tentatively settles opioid lawsuits, others still pending

September 12, 2019
Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma recently reached a tentative agreement with many of the thousands of plaintiffs involved in a multidistrict…
Breaking News

‘Progress being made’ in opioid epidemic, CDC says

September 12, 2019
A CDC spokesperson said provisional data and other reports signify that “progress is being made” in the opioid epidemic. The turnaround…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Congenital upper extremity amputees have ability to control myoelectric prosthesis

September 12, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Michael S. Gart MD, discussed a study that looked at congenital…
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Serum creatine kinase associated with poor outcomes after forearm fasciotomy

September 11, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Patients who underwent forearm fasciotomy for treatment of acute compartment syndrome experienced poor outcomes when they had…
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VIDEO: Increased complications seen in malnourished patients after distal radius fracture surgery

September 11, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Russell E. Holzgrefe, MD, discussed a study that looked at the…
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Suture button suspensionplasty had superior outcomes vs other techniques

September 11, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Results presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting showed thumb carpometacarpal Mini TightRope…

John A. Feagin Jr., MD, founder and past president of AOSSM, dies

September 11, 2019
Colonel John A. Feagin Jr., MD, one of the founding members and past president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, died…
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VIDEO: Epinephrine is safe and effective for hand surgery

September 10, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Asif M. Ilyas, MD, discussed a study that looked at the use of…
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VIDEO: Concomitant corticosteroid injections may increase infection risk in hand procedures

September 10, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Kevin F. Lutsky, MD, discussed a study that looked at the rate of…