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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NFL players more likely to die of heart, brain-related disease than MLB players

May 24, 2019
Former professional football players had higher all-cause, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and mortality rates vs. former professional baseball…
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HTX-011 significantly reduced opioid use for 72 hours after bunionectomy of the first metatarsal

May 23, 2019
According to recently published results, HTX-011 significantly reduced postoperative pain through 72 hours after a primary unilateral, distal, first…
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High rate of return to dance seen in dancers who underwent hip arthroscopy for FAI

May 22, 2019
According to recently published results, 97% of dancers were able to return to dance at an average of 6.9 months after hip arthroscopy. Compared with…
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Irrigation and debridement linked with increased failure rate in patients with acute hematogenous vs acute postsurgical PJI

May 22, 2019
Irrigation and debridement correlated with a higher failure rate in patients with an acute hematogenous periprosthetic joint infection than in…
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Canal-sparing total shoulder arthroplasty system may restore proximal humeral anatomy

May 21, 2019
A canal-sparing total shoulder arthroplasty system that uses multiplanar osteotomy may restore proximal humeral anatomy with improved accuracy and…
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App-based back pain treatment linked with better outcomes vs physiotherapy plus online education

May 21, 2019
A multidisciplinary back pain app yielded better outcomes than a combination of physiotherapy and online education for patients with low back pain…
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Glucocorticoid use tied to increased risk for infection in patients with RA after arthroplasty

May 20, 2019
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who used glucocorticoids and underwent knee or hip arthroplasty were at an increased risk for adverse events…
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Pedaling-based protocol after TKR seen as superior to 10-exercise, non-pedaling protocol

May 20, 2019
In the immediate postoperative period after total knee replacement, a pedaling-based protocol had superior functional and patient-reported outcomes…
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Few knee replacement constructs found to be noninferior to contemporary benchmark

May 20, 2019
In a recently published study, researchers found few knee replacement constructs were noninferior to a contemporary benchmark construct. …
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Increasing tocilizumab dose interval reduces chance of maintaining remission in RA

May 20, 2019
Increasing the dose interval of subcutaneous tocilizumab is associated with a lower chance of maintaining remission after 24 weeks, and is not linked…