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FDA, Federal Trade Commission to target 'anti-competitive' practices to support biosimilars

February 3, 2020
The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission on Monday announced a partnership aimed at supporting the adoption of biosimilars and interchangeable…
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Patient height may not determine optimal glenosphere size for reverse shoulder arthroplasty

February 3, 2020
Selection of glenosphere size based on patient height did not improve range of motion or patient-reported outcome measures after reverse shoulder…
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Aspirin clinically effective, safe for VTE prophylaxis after THR, TKR vs other anticoagulants

February 3, 2020
Aspirin was not statistically significantly different from other anticoagulants when used for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after either total…
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Hospital for Special Surgery opens Florida facility

February 2, 2020
Hospital for Special Surgery opened a new facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. The facility announced its leadership and medical team, as well as…
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3D-printed titanium implants may successfully treat foot, ankle pathologies

February 1, 2020
Use of patient-specific 3D-printed titanium implants may provide successful treatment of a variety of bone defects and deformities in difficult to…
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Recently graduated residents recommend more case exposure to achieve independence

January 31, 2020
Despite reporting a high self-perceived independence in performing common adult and pediatric orthopedic surgical procedures, recently graduated…
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Tobacco use predicts worse pain after reverse shoulder arthroplasty

January 31, 2020
Patients who used tobacco at the time of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty had increased patient-reported pain but no negative functional outcomes…

BLOG: Anteromedial tibial tuberosity transfer

January 30, 2020
I first described this procedure, also called anteromedialization of the tibial tubercle, in 1983. Since then, the procedure has gained wide…
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NASS releases guidelines for diagnosis, treatment of low back pain

January 30, 2020
The North American Spine Society announced the release of evidence-based clinical guidelines for multidisciplinary spine care for the diagnosis and…
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Just 1% of providers prescribed half of all opioid doses in 2017

January 29, 2020
In 2017, a mere 1% of providers were responsible for 49% of all opioid doses and 27% of opioid prescriptions in the United States, according to…

Multidisciplinary perioperative pathway decreased length of stay for lumbar fusion

January 29, 2020
Results of a study presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting showed a significant decrease in length of stay and…
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VIDEO: Research drives clinical practice, improves patient care

January 29, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Richard F. Kyle, MD, said research drives clinical practice. He said research improves patient…
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FDA releases draft guidance on arthroscopy pump tubing sets for multiple patient use

January 28, 2020
The FDA published a draft guidance document with recommendations on premarket notification 510(k) submissions for arthroscopy pump tubing sets…
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Robotic system for TKA requires simple and complex workflow adaptations

January 28, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — Use of a robotic system for total knee arthroplasty requires simple and complex adaptations to workflow compared with…
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Osteochondral lesions of the talus may have incomplete healing after arthroscopic microfracture

January 27, 2020
Despite functional improvements with arthroscopic microfracture, published results showed incomplete healing and inferior quality of repair tissue in…
In the Journals

Patients with knee OA may undergo premature, delayed TKA

January 27, 2020
Results published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery showed a substantial number of patients with knee osteoarthritis underwent either…
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Interrater reliability of TT-TG distance on MRI is not dependent on preselection of slices

January 26, 2020
Preselection of MRI slices compared with independently selected MRI slices did not significantly improve the interrater reliability of the tibial…
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Osocimab may reduce venous thromboembolism risk after unilateral knee arthroplasty

January 25, 2020
Published results showed certain preoperative and postoperative doses of osocimab used in patients undergoing unilateral knee arthroplasty met…
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Inflammation in pediatric Crohn’s may decrease levels of hormones important in statural growth

January 24, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas — The higher frequency of statural growth impairment in male children with Crohn’s disease appears to be due to less…
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VIDEO: Surgeons can create bundled payment system to be considered preferred providers

January 24, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Jack M. Bert, MD, said orthopedic surgeons can work with an employer to reduce health care…