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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Benzoyl peroxide may reduce presence of C. acnes on the shoulder

April 5, 2020
Published results showed use of benzoyl peroxide five times on the skin of the shoulder reduced the presence of Cutibacterium acnes and may reduce…
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Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction with suture fixation may improve patellar stability

April 4, 2020
Published results showed good outcomes and significant improvement in patellar stability among patients with recurrent patellar dislocation treated…
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Promising results found for biphasic calcium-phosphate as a bone graft substitute in spine fusion

April 1, 2020
Use of biphasic calcium-phosphate was a successful substitute as a standalone bone graft for autograft in instrumented posterolateral fusion of the…
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TKA implants with vs without hydroxyapatite coating, fixation pegs yielded similar outcomes

March 31, 2020
Total knee arthroplasty implants with porous and hydroxyapatite coatings and fixation pegs had similar clinical outcomes and survivorship rates…
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Certain medical devices with FDA priority review have higher recall rates

March 31, 2020
High-risk, or class 3, medical devices that underwent FDA priority review had higher recall rates and less time on the market before serious recalls…
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Arthroscopic medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction may be reliable for recurrent patellar dislocation

March 31, 2020
Published results showed arthroscopic medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction with autograft gracilis tendon may be reliable and safe among…
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Range of motion after reverse shoulder arthroplasty improved with early or delayed rehabilitation

March 30, 2020
Published results showed significant and similar improvements in range of motion and other outcomes among patients who received either early or…
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Disposable implants for lumbar fusion had lower environmental impact vs reusable implants

Orthopaedics Today Europe, March 2020
Use of a disposable implant system for one-level lumbar fusion surgery had a significantly lower environmental impact compared with a reusable…
In the JournalsPerspectiveFrom OT Europe

Inflammatory, metabolic factors may be associated with concurrent hand OA, rotator cuff tears

March 27, 2020
Patients with hand osteoarthritis with higher serum high-sensitive C-reactive protein and low HDL levels may have a higher prevalence of concurrent…
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Clinical note-scanning technology could help decipher between acute and chronic low back pain

March 27, 2020
Scanning health records with artificial intelligence technology may create a distinction between acute and chronic lower back pain and their…