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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Oral anticoagulants, warfarin yielded similar bleeding, transfusion rates for hip fractures

March 18, 2019
Although patients with hip fractures on direct oral anticoagulants experienced long elapse time until surgical repair, results showed no differences…
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Number of opioids prescribed falls as long-term prescriptions rise

March 15, 2019
Over a period of 12 years, the number of opioids prescribed per person decreased, whereas the prescribing rate for long-term prescriptions increased…
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Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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Tramadol linked to higher mortality rates in older patients with OA

March 14, 2019
An initial prescription of tramadol for osteoarthritis among patients aged 50 years and older is associated with a significantly increased risk for…
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Knee pain not linked to daily walking levels in mild, moderate OA

March 14, 2019
Knee pain is not associated with the number of steps per day walked among patients with mild or moderate symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, according…
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Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

March 11, 2019
A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care…
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Fractures, head injuries seen as most common collision injuries involving standing electric scooters

March 11, 2019
According to a recently published study, fractures and head injuries are the most common injuries seen in collisions involving standing electric…
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Better preoperative outcome measures may increase functional outcome after rotator cuff repair

March 11, 2019
Patients who underwent rotator cuff repair and had better preoperative Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index and Constant-Murley scores in the…
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Acetabular fractures with posterior wall involvement, specific radiographic features may yield higher conversion rate to THA

March 10, 2019
Published results showed patients with acetabular fractures involving the posterior wall that were managed with open reduction and internal fixation…
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Impaired trunk postural control seen in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome

March 8, 2019
According to recently published results, patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome had impaired trunk postural control, which had clinical…