Meeting News

Artificial intelligence includes tools and instruments, not just robots, that improve health care

October 29, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — At the OCTANe Medical Technology Innovation Forum, a speaker said artificial intelligence is not just about robots…
Meeting News

Patient, fracture characteristics may affect treatment of proximal humerus fractures

October 29, 2019
NEW YORK — A retrospective review presented at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting showed younger patients with less…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Children in rural areas at highest risk for lawnmower injuries

October 29, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Lawnmower injuries disproportionately affect children in rural areas compared with those living in urban areas in the United…
In the Journals

High complication rate, superior HRQoL outcomes seen after surgical treatment of adult spinal deformity

October 28, 2019
According to results, patients with adult spinal deformity who were treated surgically compared with those who underwent nonoperative treatment had a…
In the JournalsPerspective

Mild activity, walking reduce hip fracture risk for postmenopausal women

October 28, 2019
Regular, weekly physical activity such as walking and yard work can lower the risk for hip or total fracture among postmenopausal women, according to…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Button fixation linked to greater rates of recurrent shoulder dislocation vs screw fixation

October 28, 2019
NEW YORK — Results presented at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting showed button fixation had a significantly greater risk…
In the Journals

Lower readmission rates after TKA associated with IV acetaminophen

October 27, 2019
Patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty experienced lower readmission rates when they received IV acetaminophen compared with oral…
Movers and Shakers

George F. Rapp, MD, receives 2019 Sachem Award

October 27, 2019
The governor of Indiana has awarded George F. Rapp, MD, with the 2019 Sachem Award, the state’s highest honor. “Dr. George Rapp has…
Meeting NewsPerspective

PROMIS may be valid, efficient measure for femoroacetabular impingement

October 26, 2019
BOSTON — The patient-reported outcomes measurement information system may be a valid and efficient patient-reported outcome in patients…

Have governance documents on the promotion of cutting-edge treatments

October 25, 2019
by Bill Champion Each year, new treatment options hit the market full of promise and optimism. In previous years, these were limited to surgical…

FDA finalizes classification of surgical instrumentation for osteochondral implants

October 25, 2019
The FDA announced orthopedic surgical instrumentation designed for osteochondral implants with press-fit fixation will be classified into class II…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Locked plating system may be safe, effective for olecranon fractures

October 25, 2019
NEW YORK — Use of a locked plating system may be safe and effective with an acceptable failure rate in geriatric patients with olecranon…
In the Journals

Sport specialization increased throwing-related arm injuries among youth baseball players

October 25, 2019
In a small cohort of youth baseball players, sport specialization correlated with throwing-related arm injuries, according to recently published…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Rates of trampoline-related fractures jump among children

October 25, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Research presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition highlighted a significant increase in the number of…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Similar results seen after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with augmented vs standard glenoid baseplates

October 24, 2019
NEW YORK—At the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, Lawrence Gulotta, MD, from…
Meeting News

Anterior approach, additional drains preoperatively may mitigate cerebrospinal fluid leaks

October 24, 2019
CHICAGO — Spine surgeons may be able to mitigate some dural tears and subsequent cerebrospinal fluid leaks by taking steps preoperatively and…
FDA News

Oncologist could be next FDA commissioner nominee

October 24, 2019
The Trump administration is expected to announce that Stephen M. Hahn, MD, chief medical executive and professor of radiation oncology at The…

Opioid-minimizing, multimodal pain regimen decreased opioid exposure at UTHealth

October 24, 2019
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston implemented an opioid-minimizing, multimodal pain regimen to maximize pain relief and decrease…
In the Journals

Social support linked to improved outcomes after joint replacement surgery

October 23, 2019
Social support appears to be a prognostic factor for some outcomes, including long-term beneficial impacts on certain WOMAC and Oxford Knee scores…
Blog

BLOG: 31-year-old who developed an acute viral infection as a child

October 23, 2019
by Sam Dyer, PA-C, MHS This case involves a 31-year-old man who developed an acute viral infection as a child while living in West Africa. He said…