Meeting News

Despite flare prevalence with checkpoint inhibitors, patients with RA rarely discontinue

November 22, 2019
ATLANTA — Although disease flares were common among patients with rheumatoid arthritis who received immune checkpoint inhibitors to treat…
Meeting News

Biologic DMARDs similarly safe, effective in elderly- and young-onset RA

November 21, 2019
ATLANTA — Biologic DMARDs were as efficacious among patients with rheumatoid arthritis aged 60 years and older at disease onset as it was among…
In the Journals

Same-day bilateral TKA not linked with higher manipulation under anesthesia, reoperation rates

November 21, 2019
Data on 4,554 patients showed same-day bilateral total knee arthroplasty did not correlate with an increase in the incidence of single or multiple…
In the Journals

Race, ethnicity associated with discharge to skilled nursing facility after TKA

November 21, 2019
Published results showed African American patients were more likely to be referred to inpatient rehabilitation facilities or skilled nursing…
In the Journals

Distal tibial allograft augmentation yielded excellent outcomes for failed Latarjet procedures

November 20, 2019
Fresh distal tibial allograft augmentation may be a viable and effective revision procedure for patients with failed Latarjet procedures, according…
Meeting News

Multidisciplinary program reduces GI complications after orthopedic surgery

November 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Implementing a multidisciplinary improvement program helped reduce bowel complications among patients recovering from orthopedic…
In the Journals

Professional athletes had greater arthritis risk after ACL reconstruction vs non-professional athletes

November 20, 2019
Published results showed a greater risk of septic arthritis after ACL reconstruction among professional athletes compared with non-professional…
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Physicians tapering patients off opioids can turn to HHS guide

November 20, 2019
A recent study suggests that less than a quarter of patients on chronic opioid therapy for noncancer pain are tapered off opioids, and another study…
In the JournalsPerspective

MRI oblique view accurately evaluates trochlear morphology in patients with patellofemoral instability

November 19, 2019
According to study results, the MRI oblique trochlear view accurately evaluates trochlear morphology and better characterizes trochlear dysplasia in…
Meeting News

Infection prevention measures reduced surgical site infections after spinal fusion

November 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Results presented at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition showed use of intrawound vancomycin powder and betadine…
Meeting News

Opioids only modestly improve pain relief, function in OA, not QoL

November 18, 2019
ATLANTA — Among patients with osteoarthritis, opioids demonstrated only moderate benefit for pain and function, while contributing no notable…

FDA advisory committee: More data, consistent testing needed for metal-containing implants

November 18, 2019
The Immunology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee recently met to provide advice and recommendations to the FDA about…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Posterior approach for THA may have higher dislocation risk

November 18, 2019
DALLAS — Use of the posterior approach in total hip arthroplasty had the highest risk of dislocation and use of the lateral approach had…

Stryker reports increase in sales and adjusted earnings per share for third-quarter 2019 results

November 17, 2019
Stryker reported its third-quarter operating results for 2019. “We delivered another strong quarter of results, with organic sales growth of…

NuVasive announces financial results from third quarter of 2019

November 16, 2019
NuVasive announced financial results for the third quarter that ended in Sept. 30, 2019. “In the third quarter 2019, NuVasive grew at multiples…
Meeting NewsPerspective

ACR, Arthritis Foundation guidelines favor nondrug therapy over TENS, stem cells for OA

November 15, 2019
ATLANTA — Health care providers should avoid prescribing transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation or stem cell injections in favor of more…
Meeting News

Education triples the rate of properly disposed, unused opioid pills after THA, TKA

November 15, 2019
DALLAS — According to a presenter at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, education about proper disposal of…
Meeting News

Ultrasound-guided treatment strategy shows no benefit in early RA

November 15, 2019
ATLANTA — Data from a 2-year, randomized controlled trial presented here demonstrate that using ultrasound findings to guide early rheumatoid…
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VIDEO: AAHKS Annual Meeting focuses on member advocacy groups, research efforts

November 15, 2019
DALLAS — At the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, Michael P. Bolognesi, MD, president of the society, spoke about…
Meeting News

Online ratings were high for orthopedic surgeons in single metropolitan area

November 15, 2019
DALLAS — Among 11,535 online reviews of orthopedic surgeons in the Cleveland metropolitan area evaluated in April 2019, the surgeons’…