The value of being named a ‘top doc’ in your area

October 23, 2019
by Bill Champion In most average-sized to large-sized markets, there is at least one publication that publishes either a “top docs” or a…
Meeting News

New ankle prosthesis improves patient experience with arthritis

October 22, 2019
CHICAGO — Use of a new total ankle prosthesis improved the experience of patients with end-stage arthritis, according to results from a study…
Meeting News

Most pitchers returned to sport after medial epicondyle ORIF

October 22, 2019
NEW YORK —Most professional baseball pitchers were able to return to sport after open reduction and internal fixation of the medial epicondyle…
Meeting News

National Athletic Trainers’ Association: Young athletes should sample different sports before single-sport specialization

October 22, 2019
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association released recommendation s to decrease the risk of injury due to youth…

Smith & Nephew appoints new CEO

October 21, 2019
Smith & Nephew announced Namal Nawana will step down as CEO on Oct. 31, 2019, according to a press release.
Meeting NewsPerspective

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate after rotator cuff repair improved tendon quality

October 21, 2019
NEW YORK — Results presented at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting showed improved tendon quality at 1 year among patients…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Ulnar nerve transposition yielded low reoperation rates in throwing athletes

October 20, 2019
NEW YORK — Throwing athletes who underwent ulnar nerve transposition were able to return to play with low reoperation rates, according to…
Meeting News

Forty-one percent of massive rotator cuff tears healed after superior capsular reconstruction

October 19, 2019
NEW YORK — Despite a high rate of graft failure, results presented here showed improved functional outcomes after superior capsular…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Bankart repair with remplissage may reduce shoulder re-dislocation risk

October 18, 2019
NEW YORK — Bankart repair with remplissage may reduce the risk of re-dislocation up to 2 years postoperatively among patients with anterior…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Superior capsule reconstruction improved outcomes in patients with massive rotator cuff tears

October 18, 2019
NEW YORK — Patients with massive rotator cuff tears who underwent superior capsule reconstruction experienced significant improvements in…
Meeting News

Elbow hemiarthroplasty for distal humerus fractures yielded successful outcomes

October 18, 2019
NEW YORK — Patients with comminuted intra-articular distal humerus fractures who underwent elbow hemiarthroplasty experienced good, early…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Imputation methods successfully evaluate long-term outcomes after total disc replacement

October 17, 2019
CHICAGO — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Vikas V. Patel, MD, discussed a study that compared imputation methods for the…
In the JournalsPerspective

Omission of routine radiography for distal radius fractures did not affect outcomes

October 17, 2019
Patients with distal radial fractures who did not undergo routine radiography after 2 weeks of follow-up had similar patient-reported outcomes and…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Cheilectomy yielded low revision, pain recurrence rates in patients with hallux rigidus

October 17, 2019
CHICAGO — Cheilectomy may be a reliable procedure for treatment of hallux rigidus, with low revision and pain recurrence rates among patients…
In the Journals

Preferred single-vendor program may yield cost savings on TJA implants

October 16, 2019
Published results showed significant cost savings and decreased cost variability within the first year of implementing a preferred single-vendor…
In the JournalsPerspective

Non-spherical shoulder arthroplasty yielded clinical benefits for glenohumeral arthritis

October 16, 2019
Patients with primary glenohumeral arthritis and either concentric or non-concentric glenoids experienced excellent clinical benefits when treated…
Point/Counter

When would the direct anterior approach for THA be contraindicated?

Orthopedics Today, October 2019
In reality, there is no absolute contraindication for the direct anterior approach. I use the direct anterior approach on more than 95% of my…
Surgical Technique

Midsubstance repair is an alternative technique to treat Achilles tendon ruptures

Orthopedics Today, October 2019
Andrew R. Hsu, MD; Gregory C. Berlet, MD; Robert B. Anderson, MD
The minimally invasive midsubstance surgical technique for acute midsubstance Achilles tendon ruptures passes sutures longitudinally through the…
Cover Story

Data, results spark debate about anterior THA approach

Orthopedics Today, October 2019
Total hip arthroplasty can be performed with several surgical approaches, including the posterior approach, the lateral approach, the anterolateral…
Forward Thinking

Choose professional investment advice that works for you

Orthopedics Today, October 2019
Sanjeev Bhatia, MD; David B. Mandell, JD, MBA
Selecting an investment advisor can be an important decision for an orthopedic surgeon’s long-term financial security. In this third article of…