Meeting News

Repeat injection for De Quervain’s tenosynovitis yielded high success rate

September 7, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Although multiple, subsequent injections decreased the success rate for treatment of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, results…
Meeting News

Home therapy after endoscopic carpal tunnel release may not improve outcomes

September 7, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Results presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting showed no differences in improvements of outcomes…
Meeting News

Corticosteroid injection prior to carpal tunnel release increased infection risk

September 7, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Patients who received a corticosteroid injection within 1 year preoperatively of carpal tunnel release had an increased risk of…

DePuy Synthes to acquire assets of JointPoint Inc for hip replacement navigation software

September 6, 2019
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced DePuy Synthes Products Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire navigation…
Meeting News

Standardized education program reduced opioid intake after hand surgery

September 6, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Implementation of a standardized education program significantly reduced opioid intake after hand surgery, decreased refill rates…
Meeting News

Vitamin C did not improve distal radius fracture outcomes

September 6, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Results presented here showed vitamin C was not associated with improved outcomes after treatment of distal radius fracture. …
Meeting News

Volar locking plate yielded faster recovery of distal radius fractures vs other treatments

September 6, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Older patients with distal radius fractures experienced faster recovery when treated with internal fixation using a volar locking…
From OT Europe

Submit abstracts, be part of the scientific program for the EFORT 2020 Congress

Orthopaedics Today Europe, September 2019
Abstract submission for the upcoming EFORT Congress in Vienna opens on 16 September 2019 and gives all members of the orthopaedic and trauma…
From OT Europe

EFORT Spring Travelling Fellowship in Estonia: A short report

Orthopaedics Today Europe, September 2019
Johannes Svegard
This year’s EFORT Travelling Fellowship took place in Tartu and Tallinn, Estonia from 12 to 18 May 2019. Twelve participants from Europe were…
From OT Europe

EFORT Open Reviews: A round-up of recently published articles

Orthopaedics Today Europe, September 2019
EFORT Open Reviews is the new open access journal from EFORT and Bone & Joint Publishing. All articles are free to read online with no…
Meeting News

Peripheral nerve catheters may reduce opioid use in patients who undergo limb reconstruction

September 5, 2019
A protocol that used peripheral nerve catheters was safe and efficacious for decreasing narcotic pain medication in a cohort of patients who…

AMA says judge’s decision to allow CVS-Aetna merger ‘fails patients’

September 5, 2019
The AMA expressed disappointment over a federal judge allowing CVS Health Corp to merge with Aetna. CNBC and other mainstream media reported…
In the Journals

Meniscal repair physical therapy protocols differ between orthopedic programs

September 5, 2019
Published results showed significant disparities in physical therapy protocols for meniscal repair published online by academic orthopedic programs…
In the JournalsPerspective

Adalimumab well-tolerated by most children with polyarticular JIA

September 5, 2019
Adalimumab, with or without methotrexate, is well-tolerated over a period of at least 7 years among most children with polyarticular-course juvenile…
In the Journals

Golimumab efficacy in RA similar for patients older, younger than 65 years

September 4, 2019
IV golimumab, combined with methotrexate, is as efficacious among patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are aged 65 years and older as it is among…

Stryker to acquire Mobius Imaging, Cardan Robotics

September 4, 2019
Stryker announced a definitive agreement to acquire Mobius Imaging LLC and its sister company Cardan Robotics, according to a press release. Stryker…
Meeting News

Alpha-defensin lateral flow test yielded excellent sensitivity, specificity for PJI

September 4, 2019
NEW YORK — The alpha-defensin lateral flow test yielded excellent sensitivity and specificity for periprosthetic joint infection and had a…
Feature

Experts discuss future opioid lawsuit strategies, lawsuits’ impact on manufacturers

September 4, 2019
Last month, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay more than $572 million in damages for its role in the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma. Purdue Pharma…
In the JournalsPerspective

Fewer malunions, nonunions found after ankle fracture surgery by orthopedists vs podiatrists

September 3, 2019
Published results showed ankle fractures surgically treated by orthopedic surgeons had lower rates of malunion and nonunion than when treated by…
In the Journals

Low-intensity warfarin did not reduce risk of venous thromboembolism or death after TJA

September 3, 2019
Published results showed the noninferiority criterion of risk of venous thromboembolism or death was not met when low-intensity warfarin was compared…