Hospital for Special Surgery announces two new co-chiefs for spine service

October 5, 2019
Hospital for Special Surgery announced Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD, MBA, and Andrew A. Sama, MD, will be the new co-chiefs of its spine service…

Determine the value in sponsorships

October 4, 2019
by Bill Champion You and your practice receive numerous financial requests to support organizations in the form of sponsorships every single year…
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Trump issues executive order to expand private Medicare insurance plans

October 4, 2019
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that directs HHS to take action to provide more insurance plan options under Medicare Advantage…
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VIDEO: Early weight-bearing after distal femur fractures may be tolerated by elderly patients

October 4, 2019
DENVER —At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Lisa K. Cannada, MD, spoke about early weight-bearing after distal femur…
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Osteochondral autologous transplantation found efficacious for Freiberg infraction

October 4, 2019
Compared with dorsiflexion closing wedge metatarsal osteotomy, investigators found osteochondral autologous transplantation was safe and effective…
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Delayed irrigation, debridement did not independently yield higher reoperation risk

October 3, 2019
DENVER — Delayed irrigation and debridement did not independently increase the risk of unplanned reoperation for infection or wound-related…
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Decompression without fusion inappropriate for most degenerative scoliosis scenarios

October 3, 2019
CHICAGO — An appropriate use criteria study presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting showed decompression without fusion…

Conformis to sell, license some patient-specific instrumentation to Stryker

October 2, 2019
Conformis Inc. has entered into definitive agreements to sell and license certain assets relating to patient-specific instrumentation technology to…
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Negative pressure wound therapy may increase deep infection rate

October 2, 2019
DENVER — Patients managed with negative pressure wound therapy for severe open fracture wounds experienced lower physical quality of life…
In the Journals

More patients with low signal intensity of the anterior talofibular ligament returned to sport after repair

October 1, 2019
Better clinical outcomes, which included a greater percentage of patients who returned to sport, were seen after repair for chronic ankle instability…
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Young adults with chronic diseases report more daily marijuana use

September 30, 2019
Patients with medical conditions are more likely to use marijuana than those without, with 11.2% of young adults living with chronic disease using it…
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FDA, DEA clamp down on ‘rogue’ opioid website operators

September 30, 2019
The FDA announced that it and the Drug Enforcement Administration sent warning letters to four online networks that operate 10 websites for illegally…
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VIDEO: Local antibiotics may provide long-term infection prevention in orthopedic trauma

September 30, 2019
DENVER — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, William T. Obremskey, MD, spoke about the use of local antibiotics in…
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Specific prosthesis yielded excellent midterm to long-term outcomes after TKA

September 30, 2019
Published results showed use of a specific prosthesis in total knee replacement yielded excellent midterm to long-term outcomes. Researchers assessed…
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VIDEO: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty may be beneficial for proximal humerus fractures

September 29, 2019
DENVER — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Richard Yoon, MD, spoke about treatment options for proximal humerus fractures…
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VIDEO: Vancomycin powder in fracture surgery does not produce more difficult infections

September 28, 2019
DENVER — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Robert V. O’Toole, MD, spoke about the effect topical vancomycin powder…
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Algorithm using EMR data may better predict mortality in polytrauma patients

September 28, 2019
DENVER — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, a presenter said an algorithm that uses electronic medical record data may offer…
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Study links intraoperative corticosteroids in gel matrix with reduced dysphagia after ACDF

September 27, 2019
CHICAGO — Local intraoperative steroids to prophylactically reduce dysphagia postoperatively in patients who undergo multilevel anterior…
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Chronic opioid therapy before lumbar arthrodesis yielded poor outcomes

September 27, 2019
CHICAGO — Chronic opioid therapy prior to lumbar arthrodesis was associated with prolonged or continued postoperative use, as well as inferior…
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Specific intraoperative alignment goals benefit patients with severe cervical deformity

September 27, 2019
CHICAGO — Surgical outcomes and improved health-related quality of life scores can be achieved at 1 year postoperatively when patients with…