In the Journals

Bundled payment policies may not lead to ‘cherry-picking’ patients

February 21, 2020
Researchers did not find an association between initiation of CMS mandatory bundled payment policies and decreased access to hip and knee…

In the JournalsPerspective

IV TXA significantly reduced transfusion rate in revision TKA cases

February 18, 2020
Use of intravenous tranexamic acid in revision total knee

Meeting News

Teaching hospitals linked with more expensive hospital stays for laminectomy, discectomy

February 18, 2020
PHOENIX — Lumbar laminectomy or discectomy performed at teaching hospitals was associated with a shorter length of stay and higher costs…


Sex matters for orthopedic studies

Orthopedics Today, February 2020
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
In the 1970s, American psychologists defined clear differences in the definition of gender vs. sex. The term “gender” was introduced in…


VIDEO: Romeo reflects on 40 years of technological advancements in orthopedic surgery

February 14, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — In commenting on 40 years of developments in the orthopedic specialty, Anthony A. Romeo, MD, discussed advancements in…

Meeting News

Researchers discourage routine use of alpha defensin for clinical decision-making

February 10, 2020
PHOENIX — An investigation into the preoperative and postoperative clinical utility of synovial alpha-defensin tests showed the test did not…

In the JournalsPerspective

Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty may yield better results than ORIF for head-split fractures

February 6, 2020
Elderly patients with head-split fractures may have better outcomes with reverse total shoulder arthroplasty compared with open reduction and…

From OT Europe

EFORT Open Reviews: A round-up of recently published articles

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2020
EFORT Open Reviews is the new open access journal from EFORT and Bone & Joint Publishing. All articles are free to read online with no…

In the JournalsPerspective

Lower health care costs found with virtual vs usual physical therapy for TKA

February 5, 2020
Patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty and were assigned to receive virtual physical therapy had significantly lower 3-month health care…


VIDEO: Bert reflects on 40 years of advancements in orthopedic surgery

February 4, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — In commenting on 40 years of developments in the orthopedic specialty, Jack M. Bert, MD, discussed advances in outpatient…

In the JournalsPerspective

Patient height may not determine optimal glenosphere size for reverse shoulder arthroplasty

February 3, 2020
Selection of glenosphere size based on patient height did not improve range of motion or patient-reported outcome measures after reverse shoulder…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Aspirin clinically effective, safe for VTE prophylaxis after THR, TKR vs other anticoagulants

February 3, 2020
Aspirin was not statistically significantly different from other anticoagulants when used for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after either total…

In the Journals

Recently graduated residents recommend more case exposure to achieve independence

January 31, 2020
Despite reporting a high self-perceived independence in performing common adult and pediatric orthopedic surgical procedures, recently graduated…

In the JournalsPerspective

Tobacco use predicts worse pain after reverse shoulder arthroplasty

January 31, 2020
Patients who used tobacco at the time of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty had increased patient-reported pain but no negative functional outcomes…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Robotic system for TKA requires simple and complex workflow adaptations

January 28, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — Use of a robotic system for total knee arthroplasty requires simple and complex adaptations to workflow compared with…

In the Journals

Patients with knee OA may undergo premature, delayed TKA

January 27, 2020
Results published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery showed a substantial number of patients with knee osteoarthritis underwent either…

In the Journals

Osocimab may reduce venous thromboembolism risk after unilateral knee arthroplasty

January 25, 2020
Published results showed certain preoperative and postoperative doses of osocimab used in patients undergoing unilateral knee arthroplasty met…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: CCJR meeting marks 36 years of advancement in joint replacement surgery

January 23, 2020
ORLANDO — At the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting, A. Seth Greenwald, DPhil (Oxon), discussed the impact the meeting has…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Orthopedics Today Hawaii covers topics important to orthopedic surgeons

January 23, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Anthony A. Romeo, MD, highlighted important topics for orthopedic surgeons discussed at the…

Meeting News

Pharmacogenetic testing may inform pain management after surgery

January 22, 2020
ORLANDO — Pharmacogenetic testing may determine which patients will respond well to conventional drugs or who may need alternative drugs during…