Commentary

Balance innovation and patient care

Orthopedics Today, October 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Improved understanding of orthopedic conditions combined with advances challenge orthopedic surgeons to use the newest technology. Combined with the…
At Issue

At Issue: Hip labral reconstruction

Orthopedics Today, October 2019
Dean K. Matsuda, MD; Brian J. White, MD
I perform arthroscopic labral repair when possible. The real question is whether the entire labrum, even intact sections, should be replaced by a…
Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

15-year-old boy with history of knee pain

Orthopedics Today, October 2019
Amy P. Trammell, MD; Lucas G. Teske, MD; Ralph E. Moore III, MD
A 15-year-old boy with no significant past medical history arrives to clinic for evaluation of left knee pain and swelling after sustaining a…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

An advisor can help take the emotion out of investing

October 15, 2019
This is the first of a three-part series on how a physician will get investment advice during his or her lifetime.
CommentaryFrom OT Europe

Periprosthetic fractures present an increasing burden, several challenges

Orthopaedics Today Europe, October 2019
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
As more patients each year undergo total joint replacement, an increasing number of patients develop periprosthetic fractures, especially femoral and…
Meeting News

Several factors associated with late digit replantation failure

October 15, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Results presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting showed leeching while in hospital and avulsion…
In the Journals

Certain antidepressants linked to increased hip fracture risk for patients on hemodialysis

October 15, 2019
Researchers of a published study found both short- and long-term use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors was associated with increased risk…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Laboratory markers may be useful prognostic measures for survival after spinal metastases

October 15, 2019
CHICAGO — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD, discussed his paper, which was won the 2019 Outstanding…
Meeting News

'No holiday from denosumab' preserves bone density gains

October 14, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Taking a ‘holiday’ from many osteoporosis drugs can frequently negate gains in bone density, according to a…
FDA News

FDA approves Xarelto to prevent blood clots in acutely ill hospitalized patients

October 14, 2019
The FDA approved rivaroxaban for the prevention of venous thromboembolism among acutely ill hospitalized patients who are at risk for blood clots but…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Female gender was protective against positive cultures in revision spine surgery

October 14, 2019
CHICAGO — Among 51 patients with pseudarthrosis who underwent revision lumbar spine surgery and had intraoperative cultures, investigators…
Meeting News

Increased age, injury level linked with greater in-hospital mortality after spinal cord injuries

October 14, 2019
CHICAGO — Among elderly patients with a spinal cord injury, researchers found the risk of morality was greater when patients had an increased…
Feature

Marijuana use during pregnancy: What clinicians need to know

October 14, 2019
CDC data show that 16.2% of pregnant women aged 18 to 44 years reported using marijuana nearly every day. These findings recently prompted U.S…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Pelvic packing reduces mortality rates after pelvic fractures

October 13, 2019
DENVER — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Joshua Parry, MD, spoke about a protocol at the Denver Health Medical Center…

THINK Surgical gains FDA clearance to market active robot for total knee replacement

October 12, 2019
THINK Surgical Inc. announced FDA approval to market its active robot, TSolution One Total Knee Application, for use in total knee replacement. …
In the Journals

Two types of electrical stimulation therapy may enhance spinal fusion

October 11, 2019
A systematic review and meta-analysis found electrical stimulation therapies significantly increased spinal fusion rates in patients, according to a…
Meeting News

Multi-digit replantation more cost-effective vs single-digit replantation

October 11, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Multi-digit finger replantation may be more cost-effective compared with single-digit replantation, according to results presented…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Orthopedic surgeons should be aware of ways to decrease radiation exposure

October 10, 2019
DENVER — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Lisa K. Cannada, MD, spoke about occupational hazards in medicine, specifically…

USC implements enhanced recovery after surgery program to reduce opioid prescriptions

October 10, 2019
Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California is changing its standards of pain management after surgery as part of an enhanced recovery…