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Electrotherapy and acupuncture linked with decreased, delayed opioid use after TKA

August 16, 2017

Investigators found electrotherapy and acupuncture after total knee arthroplasty correlated with a decrease in and later use of opioids.

Researchers performed a systematic review and found 5,509 studies of nonpharmacological interventions for postoperative pain following total knee arthroplasty. Of these studies, 39 randomized controlled trials were included in the meta-analysis. Data from the articles were assessed by two reviewers for risk of bias. The main outcomes evaluated were postoperative pain and consumption of opioids and analgesics.


What criteria should patients meet before returning to pivoting sports after ACL surgery?

Orthopedics Today, July 2017
Click here to read the Cover Story, “Patients who never make it back after ACL injury present opportunities, challenges.” There is increasing evidence…
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Patients who never make it back after ACL injury present opportunities, challenges

Orthopedics Today, July 2017
In a 2015 publication, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine reported 100,000 to 250,000 ACL ruptures occur annually, and most occur during sporting…
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Orthopedists, physical therapists discuss rehabilitation as it relates to ACL surgery

Orthopedics Today, June 2017
Injuries to the ACL are among the most common and functionally disabling conditions in orthopedics and sports medicine. The incidence in the United States has increased…
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Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Animal Long-Bone Model: An Analysis of Basic Science Evidence

Orthopedics, December/January 2015, Volume 38 Issue 12
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been suggested as an adjunct to aid in long-bone healing. The purpose of this study was…
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Chronic OA Management; Volume 1, Issue 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genzyme.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, progressive and multifactorial disease characterized by degenerative and inflammatory…
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American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Hernandez discusses driving after right THA

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