In the JournalsPerspective

Low revision risk found with mobile bearing implant in UKA

July 24, 2019
Published results showed no increased risk of revision at a minimum 5-year follow-up among highly active patients who underwent unicondylar knee…
In the Journals

Socioeconomic factors may moderate racial disparities in OA function

July 23, 2019
Although black adults with knee osteoarthritis demonstrate worse performance-based physical function than white patients, these disparities are…
Breaking News

Senators announce bipartisan plan to lower drug prices

July 23, 2019
Two lawmakers introduced legislation today that they said would lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans, according to a press release. …
In the JournalsPerspective

Operative costs account for most expenses in shoulder arthroplasty

July 23, 2019
Published results showed operative costs were associated with most short-term costs in shoulder arthroplasty. “Most of the costs associated…
In the JournalsPerspective

Filgotinib improves RA signs, symptoms in DMARD-refractory patients

July 23, 2019
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who previously had an inadequate response to biologic DMARDs demonstrated improved signs and symptoms after…
Meeting News

About 5% of athletes have revision arthroscopic posterior capsulolabral repair

July 23, 2019
BOSTON — At the 13-year follow-up, 5.4% of contact athletes underwent revision arthroscopic posterior capsulolabral repair, according to a…

$1.4 billion settlement against opioid manufacturer puts spotlight on generic drugs, treatment gaps

July 23, 2019
The lawsuit involving the manufacturer of Suboxone film that was settled earlier this month for a record-breaking $1.4 billion could change the…
FDA News

FDA approves first generic alternatives to Lyrica

July 22, 2019
The FDA has approved several generic versions of pregabalin for the treatment of patients with neuropathic pain related to diabetic neuropathy…
In the Journals

Latarjet procedure, iliac crest bone graft transfer for shoulder instability yield similar outcomes

July 22, 2019
According to recently published results, there was no difference seen in clinical and radiologic outcomes with the Latarjet procedure and iliac crest…
Meeting News

Non-rigid suture fixation may be safe for arthroscopic Latarjet procedure

July 22, 2019
BOSTON — Use of non-rigid suture fixation with a cortical button fixation device may be a safe alternative to traditional screw fixation in…
In the Journals

Hand with clinically more swollen joints best for ultrasound monitoring in RA

July 22, 2019
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the hand with more clinically swollen joints is likely to be the best option for monitoring ultrasound…
In the Journals

TKA component malrotation may not affect function, quality of life

July 21, 2019
Although component malrotation in total knee arthroplasty may result in a decreased level of improvement from pain, published results showed it did…
In the Journals

Preoperative opioid prescription filling increases risk for refills after osteochondral knee surgery

July 20, 2019
Preoperative opioid prescription filling increased the risk for postoperative opioid prescription refills in patients who underwent cartilage…
Blog

BLOG: Surgical treatment of patella instability in perspective

July 19, 2019
by John P. Fulkerson, MD Erickson and colleagues published an article in the May 2019 issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine entitled…

Centinel Spine receives IDE approval for cervical total disc replacement devices

July 19, 2019
Centinel Spine LLC announced it received investigational device approval from the FDA to begin a two-level clinical trial for its prodisc C anterior…
Pharmacology Consult

Nasal decolonization: potential mupirocin alternatives for SSI prevention

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Jeff Brock, PharmD, MBA, BCPS-AQ ID
Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage is a proven risk factor for the development of staphylococcal surgical site infections, or SSIs. S. aureus
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Primary tendon repair superior to physiotherapy in long-term treatment of small-to-medium rotator cuff tears

July 19, 2019
According to a study with a 10-year follow-up, tendon repair yielded superior results compared with physiotherapy in the treatment of small- and…
In the Journals

1 in 4 early-middle-aged adults has osteopenia

July 19, 2019
More than 25% of early-middle-aged adults had osteopenia in their neck, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American
Perspective

CMS proposes to cover acupuncture for low back pain

July 18, 2019
CMS announced in a press release that it has proposed to cover acupuncture as a possible alternative treatment to opioid use for Medicare…

FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain