Meeting News

Tranexamic acid seen as effective blood conservation strategy in TJA

December 13, 2019
ORLANDO — Tranexamic acid is an efficacious and economical strategy to reduce bleeding among patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty, a…

AAOS releases guidelines, appropriate use criteria for care of trauma patients

December 13, 2019
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons released a series of new clinical practice guidelines and appropriate use criteria to offer guidance on…
In the JournalsPerspective

Subtalar arthrodesis with adipose-derived cellular bone matrix had lower fusion rate vs autograft

December 12, 2019
Use of adipose-derived cellular bone matrix in subtalar arthrodesis augmentation had lower rates of radiographic fusion compared with autograft…
Perspective

PCR beneficial in diagnosing bone and joint infection

December 12, 2019
Data from a 4-year study conducted in one French facility suggest that PCR is a beneficial “add-on” to routine culture to diagnose…
Perspective

For the first time, more women than men are in medical school

December 12, 2019
Women made up the majority of enrolled medical students in the United States for the first time, according to data for the 2019-2020 academic year…
CommentaryFrom OT Europe

Discussions of ‘best’ THR surgical approaches are unnecessary

Orthopaedics Today Europe, December 2019
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
As someone who has been in orthopaedic surgery for nearly 4 decades, I certainly welcome both evolution and innovation. However, I also prefer…
Meeting News

Enhanced biologic activity in human induced membranes may occur for longer than reported

December 12, 2019
Results presented at the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society Annual Scientific Meeting showed enhanced biologic activity in human induced…

AAOS concerned about new legislation on surprise medical bills

December 11, 2019
The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons released a statement thanking Congress for their dedication to find a solution that addresses…
Meeting NewsPerspective

No difference seen in subjective results for hip arthroscopy after periacetabular osteotomy

December 11, 2019
DALLAS — Investigators found no statistically significant difference in postoperative change in patient-reported outcome scores among patients…

Health officials issue safety alert on unapproved stem cell products after Nebraska outbreak

December 10, 2019
Officials from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services have issued a public health advisory following multiple reports of serious…
Perspective

Tendon repair of rotator cuff tears superior to physiotherapy

December 10, 2019
At 10-year follow-up, primary tendon repair results were superior to physiotherapy in the treatment of small- and medium-sized rotator cuff tears…

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute opioid protocol linked to reduced consumption, refill rate

December 10, 2019
In the past few years, physicians and staff at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute have begun to implement a series of preoperative, intraoperative and…
In the Journals

News about Trump negatively impacts medical interns’ moods

December 10, 2019
Heavy workloads, medical errors and sleep deprivation are recognized factors that can affect the mental health of training physicians. Recently…
In the Journals

Similar infection rates found with incisional negative pressure and standard dressings for THA

December 9, 2019
According to study results, patients who underwent direct-anterior approach total hip arthroplasty and had incisional negative pressure dressings…
In the JournalsPerspective

Joint replacement program may reduce margin for savings vs bundled payment model

December 9, 2019
Published results showed use of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model may substantially reduce the margin for savings compared with the…
Feature

Proposed legislation to lower drug prices: What clinicians need to know

December 9, 2019
Several bills have been introduced recently to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs. “Despite partisan gridlock in Washington, both…
Movers and Shakers

Cleveland Clinic names new chair of Orthopedic & Rheumatologic Institute

December 8, 2019
Cleveland Clinic announced Thomas E. Mroz, MD, as the new chair of its Orthopedic & Rheumatologic Institute. He will begin in the position Jan…
Movers and Shakers

Orthofix names new president of global spine business

December 7, 2019
Orthofix Medical Inc. announced Kevin Kenny as the new president of the Orthofix Global Spine business to lead global spine implants, motion…
In the JournalsPerspective

TKA converted from UKA had higher revision risk vs primary TKA

December 6, 2019
Published results showed a three-fold higher risk of revision when total knee arthroplasty was converted from medial unicompartmental knee…

Subchondral bone lesions may be clinically important, treatable with bone substitute

December 6, 2019
Subchondroplasty, an arthroscopic procedure to inject a bone substitute material into chronic bone marrow lesions, may yield clinically significant…