Perspective

Conservative treatment may yield positive results for patients with knee OA

July 1, 2019
Prior to surgical intervention, patients with knee osteoarthritis may benefit from conservative treatment with such modalities as steroid injection…
In the Journals

Carpal tunnel syndrome increases rate of amyloidosis by 12-fold

July 1, 2019
Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome who underwent surgical treatment had an increased risk for HF and amyloidosis compared with controls, according…
In the Journals

Orthopedic surgeons may prescribe more opioids than needed after surgery

July 1, 2019
Results from a new survey revealed that orthopedic providers routinely prescribed more opioids than required by patients who underwent multiple…
Feature

Analysis: Trump’s hospital costs transparency executive order faces uphill battle

July 1, 2019
Though some major medical societies applauded President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on June 24 directing HHS to require hospitals…

Smith & Nephew releases new femoral neck fracture system

June 30, 2019
Smith & Nephew launched its CONQUEST FN system, an implant solution to treat femoral neck fractures and aid in bone preservation, according to a…
Movers and Shakers

Integra LifeSciences announces promotion of two employees

June 29, 2019
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation recently announced the promotion of Glenn Coleman to chief operating officer and Carrie Anderson to…
In the JournalsPerspective

Postoperative mechanical axis linked with patellofemoral degenerative progression after high tibial osteotomy

June 28, 2019
Among patients who underwent opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy, postoperative mechanical axis, which may be the result of overcorrection, was…
In the Journals

Risk for opioid overdose mortality higher in Great Lakes, Mountain, South Atlantic regions of US

June 28, 2019
Residents of the United States’ South Atlantic, Mountain and East North Central, or Great Lakes, sections were as much as four times as likely…
In the Journals

Americans have fewer healthy days, more disparity in health outcomes, CDC data show

June 28, 2019
Health equity witnessed a “clear lack of progress” during a recent 25-year period, researchers recently wrote in JAMA Network Open.
In the JournalsPerspective

Use of general anesthesia increases complication risk after revision TKA

June 28, 2019
Patients who underwent revision total knee arthroplasty experienced an increased risk for postoperative complications with the use of general…
Perspective

Researchers push for revision of IDSA diabetic foot infection classification

June 28, 2019
Researchers suggested that diabetic foot osteomyelitis — which results in worse outcomes compared with soft tissue infections — should be…

Medtronic completes acquisition of Titan Spine

June 27, 2019
Medtronic plc announced that it has fully acquired the titanium spine interbody implant and surface technology company, Titan Spine. "With today's…
In the JournalsPerspective

THA with liposomal bupivacaine linked with decreased opioid use, shorter hospital stay

June 27, 2019
At 10 hospitals, total hip arthroplasty with liposomal bupivacaine correlated with decreased postoperative inpatient opioid consumption, shorter…
In the Journals

Traditional laboratory markers may hold low diagnostic utility for PJI in immunosuppressed patients

June 27, 2019
White blood cell counts and inflammatory markers may hold lower diagnostic utility among patients in an immunosuppressed state who experienced…
In the Journals

A bundled payment program may reduce costs for bilateral TJA

June 26, 2019
Results showed 90-day episode-of-care costs may be reduced without a higher risk for readmission with the use of a bundled payment program for…
In the Journals

‘Easy to follow’ advance directives more likely to be used

June 26, 2019
Both clinicians and patients more often utilized advance directives that were more “readable, understandable, appealing and usable,”…
Perspective

Athletic trainers report low collegiate compliance to athlete-centered care legislation

June 26, 2019
Results of a survey presented at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposia and AT Expo showed a greater need for collegiate…
In the JournalsPerspective

Nearly half of stem cell clinics lack physicians trained in advertised treatments

June 25, 2019
Among companies who advertise unproven, direct-to-consumer stem cell therapies and employ at least one physician, only about half claimed to treat…
FDA News

FDA issues new warnings for illegally selling kratom-based products

June 25, 2019
The FDA announced today that it issued warning letters to Cali Botanicals of Folsom, California, and Kratom NC of Wilmington, North Carolina, for…
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VIDEO: Biomarkers, next generation sequencing may help solve problem of PJI

June 25, 2019
LISBON, Portugal — In this exclusive video from the EFORT Annual Congress, Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, summarizes his Erwin Morscher Honorary…