In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in orthopedics. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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Preoperative opioid use correlated with increased revision, readmission rates after TKA, THA

July 19, 2018
A correlation was seen between preoperative opioid use and significantly increased risks of early revision and 30-day readmission after patients…
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Only 30% of RA patients report dietary supplement use to physicians

July 19, 2018
Although nearly half of patients with RA use natural dietary supplements, just 30% of these patients inform their physician about their use…
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Many patients struggle to stop buprenorphine use

July 18, 2018
Many patients who want to stop using buprenorphine for opioid use disorder were not able to, according to findings recently published in Drug and
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More than one-third of patients disagree with physician on RA remission

July 18, 2018
Approximately 36% of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis disagree with their physician regarding whether they are in remission, according to…
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Knee hypermobility linked to talonavicular OA

July 17, 2018
Knee joint hypermobility could be related to talonavicular osteoarthritis, as well as foot and ankle symptoms, according to findings published in…
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Uncemented tantalum monoblock tibial fixation yielded satisfactory outcomes at 10 years

July 17, 2018
Results published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery showed use of uncemented porous tantalum monoblock tibial components in patients younger…
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Initial RA treatments for men more aggressive than for women

July 17, 2018
Physicians generally prescribe different initial treatments for men and women with rheumatoid arthritis, suggesting a slightly less aggressive…
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Severe malnutrition associated with poor outcomes after hip fracture surgery

July 16, 2018
Results published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma showed an independent association between increasing severity of hypoalbuminemia and poorer…
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OA risk over 40 years predictable at age 18 years

July 13, 2018
Individual and population risk for knee osteoarthritis over a 40-year period is predictable among individuals aged 18, using just a few easily…
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Several patient, procedural characteristics associated with preoperative opioid use

July 11, 2018
Preoperative opioid use was most commonly reported by patients undergoing orthopedic and neurosurgical spinal procedures, according to results…