In the Journals

Corticosteroid injections after rotator cuff repair yielded favorable early results for cuff integrity

July 11, 2019
Intra-articular corticosteroid injections after rotator cuff repair may be effective in increasing range of motion while maintaining cuff integrity…
In the Journals

Rapid musculoskeletal diagnostic panel could improve care of children

July 10, 2019
Findings from a retrospective analysis suggested that the use of a rapid musculoskeletal diagnostic panel, or MDP, could have shortened the time it…
CommentaryFrom OT Europe

New EU medical device regulation may impact orthopaedics, traumatology

Orthopaedics Today Europe, July 2019
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
The European Union Commission has launched a new medical device regulation for devices sold in the European Union that replaces the existing medical…
Blog

BLOG: Lessons from ‘mom’s’ life

July 10, 2019
We recently buried my mother-in-law, Helen S. Sakosky, in a cemetery located in her childhood home of greater Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Helen…
In the Journals

Patient-specific instrumentation may not improve femoral component rotation in TKA

July 10, 2019
Use of patient-specific instrumentation during total knee arthroplasty did not improve the accuracy of femoral component rotation compared with…
Feature

Analysis: AMA’s lawsuit seeks to protect patient-physician relationships, free speech

July 10, 2019
The AMA and two women’s health organizations recently sued the state of North Dakota, claiming North Dakota’s compelled speech laws…
In the Journals

Opioids prescribed for ankle pain despite lack of guidelines

July 9, 2019
Opioid prescriptions were filled by 11.9% of patients with an ankle sprain within 7 days of diagnosis and 8.4% of opioid-naive patients had continued…
Meeting News

Preoperative antibiotic allergy testing may support safe cefazolin use in TJA

July 9, 2019
Preoperative antibiotic allergy testing may improve safe cefazolin usage, which may lead to lower periprosthetic joint infection rates, according to…

Judge stops Trump’s plan to put drug prices in TV ads

July 9, 2019
A district judge recently blocked the HHS rule that certain drugs prices be included in TV ads, saying HHS overstepped its authority in issuing such…
In the JournalsPerspective

Modular stem hip system yields low survivorship after THA

July 9, 2019
Using a modular stem hip system for primary total hip arthroplasty procedures resulted in a low survivorship rate at a minimum of 5 years, according…
In the Journals

More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…

Opioid series highlights new programs developed to reduce opioid use

July 8, 2019
Healio.com/Orthopedics highlights new programs and approaches developed by practices to help reduce patient opioid use. More stories from this…
In the JournalsPerspective

Age, gender did not impact patient-reported outcomes after MPFL reconstruction

July 8, 2019
According to recently published results, age at first dislocation and patient gender did not influence patient-reported quality of life outcomes…
Perspective

ORIF for Lisfranc injuries yielded lower cost, complication rate vs arthrodesis

July 7, 2019
Treatment of Lisfranc injuries with open reduction internal fixation or ORIF was associated with lower costs and fewer complications than primary…
Meeting News

Knee surgeons debate acceptability of varus in TKA

July 6, 2019
PARK CITY, Utah — In a debate about the effect of placing the tibia in varus on total knee arthroplasty rates, which was held at the Joint…
Blog

BLOG: Prevent a lawsuit before it happens

July 5, 2019
by Sam Dyer, PA-C, MHS Standard of care is a legal term, not a medical term. It means what a reasonable and average provider of similar skill…

Geisinger partners with community to reduce opioid addiction

July 5, 2019
With help from the surrounding community, Geisinger has implemented and expanded its opioid management program to combat opioid use disorder and…
In the Journals

Capsulotomy repair vs nonrepair yields better outcomes after hip arthroscopy for FAI

July 3, 2019
Researchers saw better outcomes in patients who underwent arthroscopic femoroacetabular correction and hip labral repair with capsulotomy repair at…
From OT Europe

Scientific awards winners at EFORT Congress selected from high-quality abstracts

Orthopaedics Today Europe, July 2019
A congress is always as good as its presentations. In this regard, the EFORT Congress can always rely on the experts from Europe and worldwide. The…
From OT Europe

Orthopaedic clinics offer early osteoporosis diagnostics and fracture prevention

Orthopaedics Today Europe, July 2019
It is common for orthopaedic surgeons to encounter patients with low-energy fractures. This has led to increasing interest in prevention of