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…
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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…
Blog

BLOG: Which outcome measures are valid for patellofemoral instability?

October 10, 2019
by Laurie A. Hiemstra, MD, PhD, FRCSC; and Sarah Kerslake, MSc, BPhty  
In the Journals

Checkpoint inhibitor induced inflammatory arthritis persists after discontinuation

October 10, 2019
Inflammatory arthritis caused by immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy can develop into a long-term condition even after treatment cessation, requiring…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Elderly patients should be mobilized early to reduce mortality risks

October 9, 2019
DENVER — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Richard Yoon, MD, spoke about fixation and revision strategies for…
In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Elevated PE risk seen beyond 6 weeks after various types of surgery

October 9, 2019
Regardless of the surgery type, the risk of postoperative pulmonary embolism was elevated at more than 6 weeks postoperatively, according to…
FDA News

FDA approves osteoporosis follow-on biologic

October 9, 2019
The FDA on Monday approved an osteoporosis medication PF708 developed by Pfenex under the 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway as a…
Meeting News

Balanced cable transport with circular fixation may be safe treatment for tibia bone defects

October 9, 2019
According to a presentation at the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society Annual Meeting, balanced cable transport with circular fixation with…
In the Journals

Sprifermin shows 'positive sign' for cartilage thickness in knee OA

October 8, 2019
Patients with knee osteoarthritis who received a high sprifermin dose of 100 g administered every 6 or 12 months, demonstrated significantly improved…

Coding errors can cost you money and potentially a sale

October 8, 2019
As more orthopedic practices are approached for potential acquisition, our firm is engaged by buyers and sellers to evaluate the accuracy of coding…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: NASS president discusses leadership and inclusion strategies

October 8, 2019
CHICAGO — William J. Sullivan, MD, said he plans for continuity of leadership, relationships and ideas during his term as 35th president of the…
Meeting News

Radiotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma of the hand did not yield worse outcomes

October 8, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Use of radiotherapy in patients with soft tissue sarcoma of the hand was not associated with worse functional outcomes compared…
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VIDEO: Promising results seen after nonoperative treatment of stable Weber B ankle fractures

October 7, 2019
DENVER — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Edward Rooney, MD, spoke about a midterm follow-up study on stable Weber B-type…
In the JournalsPerspective

Up to $935B wasted in health care spending annually

October 7, 2019
The estimated cost of waste in the United States health care system ranged from $760 billion to $935 billion annually, or about 25% of total health…
From OT Europe

Tobacco smoking endangers orthopaedic operations and trauma surgery

Orthopaedics Today Europe, October 2019
Li Felländer Tsai, MD; Nikolaus Boehler, MD, FRCS
Technical innovations led to excellent results in orthopaedic surgery. Quality management efforts like registers, patient-reported outcome measure…
From OT Europe

Meet and challenge the experts at the EFORT Congress in Vienna

Orthopaedics Today Europe, October 2019
By including five Interactive Expert Exchange sessions in the 2020 Congress program, the EFORT Science Committee has built, together with several…