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Trochleoplasty may be a good solution for patients with patellar instability with dysplasia

May 7, 2019
LAS VEGAS — A presenter at the Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day at…
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Clinicians have mixed opinions about Trump administration’s newest plan to fight opioid crisis

May 7, 2019
The Trump administration recently unveiled its latest strategy on confronting the nation’s opioid crisis, the HEALing Communities Study, in…
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AMA: Number of US employed physicians exceeds self-employed physicians for first time

May 6, 2019
Employed physicians in the United States outnumber self-employed physicians for the first time, the AMA wrote in a press release. The association…
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Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction yielded high return-to-sport rate

May 6, 2019
ORLANDO — Following medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, researchers found 70% of patients returned to sport, but less than half…
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Surgery without tourniquet may prove advantageous vs tourniquet use

May 6, 2019
Although tourniquet use during surgery has its advantages, presenters at a meeting noted in some cases it may do more harm than good.

Treace Medical receives FDA clearance to expand indications of 3-D bunion correction system

May 6, 2019
Treace Medical Concepts Inc. announced it received FDA clearance to expand indications of its Lapiplasty 3-D Bunion Correction System to treat…
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Multimodal intervention improved pain, functioning in hand OA

May 6, 2019
TORONTO — A multimodal, non-pharmacologic intervention involving four strategies was associated with improved pain and functioning in a cohort…
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Internet-based physical therapy yielded outcomes similar to outpatient physical therapy

May 6, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients who participated in internet-based physical therapy after partial meniscectomy experienced outcomes equivalent to those…
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Esports’ explosive growth prompts warnings, tips for clinicians

May 6, 2019
Esports — “competitive gaming at a professional level,” according to Newzoo, an organization that monitors the industry — is…
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Statins lowered joint replacement risk in RA, not OA

May 5, 2019
TORONTO — Statin use was associated with a reduced risk of knee or hip replacement in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis but not…
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Considerations, resources when choosing medical apps

May 5, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For many clinicians, apps have become a convenient way to access information that can assist in caring for their patients, a…
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CHECK: Obesity doubles odds of patellofemoral OA within 8 years

May 5, 2019
TORONTO — Obesity at baseline was associated with development of patellofemoral osteoarthritis within 8 years, according to an analysis of the…

NuVasive announces financial results for the first quarter of 2019

May 5, 2019
NuVasive Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter of 2019, which ended March 31. According to a company press release, revenue increased…
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Self-reported stiffness comparable to MRI in predicting radiographic knee OA

May 4, 2019
TORONTO — Self-reported data on swelling and morning stiffness showed comparable efficacy to MRI in predicting incident radiographic knee…
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Cartilage loss in unaffected ‘healthy’ joints support systemic nature of hand OA

May 4, 2019
TORONTO — Measuring joint space width as a surrogate for cartilage thickness provided researchers with some evidence that hand osteoarthritis…
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Fascia iliaca compartment blockade may decrease narcotic use, pain after hip arthroscopy

May 4, 2019
ORLANDO — Preoperative fascia iliaca compartment blockade injection in routine hip arthroscopy led to a decrease in narcotic use and…
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PRP injection for early hip OA reduced the risk of surgical intervention vs hyaluronic acid

May 4, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients with early hip osteoarthritis underwent total hip arthroplasty or hip resurfacing at a significantly lower rate after…
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Hospital readmissions decline, ED visits rise for patients following elective OA surgery

May 4, 2019
TORONTO — Over a period of 12 years, hospital readmission rates declined among patients who underwent elective surgery for osteoarthritis, yet…
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Combination intervention improves function, not pain relief in thumb OA

May 3, 2019
TORONTO — A 6-week intervention comprised of five conservative intervention strategies was associated with improved functionality among…
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Not all opioids prescribed were consumed following arthroscopic sports medicine procedures

May 3, 2019
ORLANDO — Results presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting showed an average of 10 to 14 opioid pills were…