In the JournalsPerspective

Chronic opioid use before shoulder arthroplasty prolonged opioid use postoperatively

February 17, 2020
Patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty with a history of chronic opioid use preoperatively had the highest risk of prolonged postoperative…
In the JournalsPerspective

Trochlear dysplasia linked with patellofemoral cartilage lesions

February 17, 2020
In patients who underwent isolated medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, trochlear dysplasia correlated with patellofemoral cartilage…
In the JournalsPerspective

Tibial tubercle more posteriorly positioned in patients with patellar cartilage lesions vs intact cartilage

February 16, 2020
New data showed the tibial tubercle was more posteriorly positioned in patients with patellar cartilage lesions compared with patients with intact…

Zimmer Biomet expects financial growth to continue in 2020

February 15, 2020
Zimmer Biomet announced its fourth quarter and year 2019 ended with increases in net sales and earnings, and it predicted its financial growth to…
In the JournalsPerspective

Dejour classification may not accurately represent entire trochlear shape in patients with patellar instability

February 14, 2020
Recent study results revealed that trochlear dysplasia types on an axial view based on Dejour classification are not representative of the entire…
Surgical Technique

Bloodless, ultra-precise spine surgery possible with microdissection needle

Orthopedics Today, February 2020
Al Haitham Al Shetawi, MD, DMD, FACS; Kenneth K. Hansraj, MD
Advances in microtechnology have impacted on the orthopedic surgeon’s ability to perform knifeless, bloodless, ultra-precise minimally invasive…
Forward Thinking

Estate planning 101: What every orthopedist should know

Orthopedics Today, February 2020
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA; Sanjeev Bhatia, MD
Orthopedists should engage in basic estate planning as soon as they begin practice. The three main parts of comprehensive estate planning may…
Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

Girl with left hip pain, mechanical symptoms

Orthopedics Today, February 2020
A. Noelle Larson, MD; Bruce A. Levy, MD, FAAOS; Doris E. Wenger, MD; Heath P. Melugin, MD; Peter S. Rose, MD
A healthy 15-year-old girl presented with a 1-year history of left hip pain that worsened with activity. Her discomfort occurred primarily during…

Sex matters for orthopedic studies

Orthopedics Today, February 2020
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
In the 1970s, American psychologists defined clear differences in the definition of gender vs. sex. The term “gender” was introduced in…

How do post-traumatic amputation considerations differ for the upper and lower extremities?

Orthopedics Today, February 2020
Click here to read the Cover Story “Consider entire patient in salvage, amputation decisions” The questions of salvage vs. amputation…
Cover Story

Consider entire patient in salvage, amputation decisions

Orthopedics Today, February 2020
Upper extremity injuries are one of the most common presented in the ED, accounting for 20% to 40% of injuries, according to a report published by…

VIDEO: Romeo reflects on 40 years of technological advancements in orthopedic surgery

February 14, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — In commenting on 40 years of developments in the orthopedic specialty, Anthony A. Romeo, MD, discussed advancements in…

Pharmacies targeted as opioid lawsuit enters new phase

February 14, 2020
Pharmacies are front and center as the second phase of a multidistrict lawsuit over the opioid crisis begins, a law professor told Healio Primary…
Meeting News

Alternative therapies offer mild benefit, ‘lousy data’ for OA

February 13, 2020
MAUI, Hawaii — Among patients with osteoarthritis, the use of alternative therapy interventions such as acupuncture or cupping demonstrated…
In the JournalsPerspective

Romosozumab did not improve outcomes in patients with hip fractures

February 13, 2020
In patients with hip fractures, use of romosozumab did not improve clinical or radiographic outcomes, according to study results. In a trial of 332…

BLOG: Meta-analysis highlights treatments for patellofemoral cartilage lesions

February 13, 2020
Focal chondral and osteochondral defects of the knee are common injuries found in the patellofemoral joint and can significantly impair a…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Compound interest: A powerful ancillary revenue stream

February 12, 2020
With health care continuously in flux, physicians of all specialties have often wondered how to maintain their income and achieve financial goals…
CommentaryFrom OT Europe

EFORT takes on the demanding implant and patient safety initiative

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2020
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
When we, as orthopaedic surgeons, plan a surgical procedure, we certainly demand that safe implants be used. When a patient accepts to undergo…
In the JournalsPerspective

Inferior outcomes seen in patients with recurrent patellar dislocation and high-grade J sign

February 12, 2020
Among patients treated for recurrent patellar dislocation, patients with perioperative high-grade J sign had inferior clinical outcomes, more…

AAOS urges House committee to work together to address surprise medical billing

February 12, 2020
The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons released a statement in response to a House Ways and Means Committee proposal to address surprise…