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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Ankylosing spondylitis, non radiographic axial spondyloarthritis carry similar disease burden

February 22, 2018
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis share comparable disease burden and treatment patterns in clinical…
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Aspirin, Xarelto show no difference in preventing venous thromboembolism after TJA

February 22, 2018
Results published in The New England Journal of Medicine showed no significant difference between extended prophylaxis with aspirin and Xarelto in…
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More than a third of physicians meet burnout criteria

February 21, 2018
Approximately one-third of physicians experience characteristics of burnout, such as emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, which often led to…
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Use of one-third tubular plating for fibula fractures may lead to $40 million in annual cost savings

February 21, 2018
General use of one-third tubular plating for fibula fractures may result in cost savings in the United States of up to nearly $40 million annually…
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Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies acquires Orthotaxy

February 20, 2018
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced its acquisition of Orthotaxy, a privately held developer of software-enabled surgery…
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Patients with syndesmotic reduction vs malreduction had no functional differences at 1 year

February 20, 2018
Results published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma showed no significant differences in patient-reported outcomes at 1-year follow-up among…
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Younger age, lower BMI linked to remission in RA

February 20, 2018
Younger age, lower BMI and lower Health Assessment Questionnaire scores were associated with 36-week remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis…
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Hydroxychloroquine not effective for osteoarthritis hand pain

February 19, 2018
Hydroxychloroquine was not more effective than placebo for relieving moderate-to-severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis, according to…
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Most patients believe medical marijuana may reduce pain after musculoskeletal injury

February 19, 2018
Among patients who experienced musculoskeletal trauma, most believed medical marijuana can reduce postinjury and postoperative pain, reporting…
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Surgical stabilization linked with decreased mortality risk among patients with flail chest injuries

February 19, 2018
Patients with flail chest injuries who underwent surgical stabilization experienced a decrease in early mortality compared with patients who had…