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 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…
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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
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Most patients prefer that orthopedic physicians wear white coats, scrubs

July 16, 2019
According to recently published results, patients who underwent orthopedic surgery in an inpatient setting had a moderate preference for male and…
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Activity modification, load management yields successful outcomes in patellofemoral pain

July 15, 2019
For patients with patellofemoral pain, a treatment strategy focused on activity modification and load management correlated with high rates of…
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Radiographic patellofemoral OA correlates with anterior knee pain

July 12, 2019
According to recently published results, patellofemoral alignment and trochlear morphology correlated with anterior knee pain in patients with or at…
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Fixed, adjustable loop devices led to good ACL reconstruction results

July 11, 2019
According to recently published results, good clinical and radiological outcomes were seen with both fixed and adjustable loop cortical suspension…
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Corticosteroid injections after rotator cuff repair yielded favorable early results for cuff integrity

July 11, 2019
Intra-articular corticosteroid injections after rotator cuff repair may be effective in increasing range of motion while maintaining cuff integrity…
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Rapid musculoskeletal diagnostic panel could improve care of children

July 10, 2019
Findings from a retrospective analysis suggested that the use of a rapid musculoskeletal diagnostic panel, or MDP, could have shortened the time it…
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Patient-specific instrumentation may not improve femoral component rotation in TKA

July 10, 2019
Use of patient-specific instrumentation during total knee arthroplasty did not improve the accuracy of femoral component rotation compared with…
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Opioids prescribed for ankle pain despite lack of guidelines

July 9, 2019
Opioid prescriptions were filled by 11.9% of patients with an ankle sprain within 7 days of diagnosis and 8.4% of opioid-naive patients had continued…