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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.

From OT Europe

Strict supervision may help manage pink, pulseless supracondylar fractures in children

Orthopaedics Today Europe, August 2017
With strict supervision, perfused, pulseless supracondylar fractures can be successfully managed without surgical revascularization and result in long-term positive…
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Use of bone marrow aspirate concentrate linked with reduced time to union for atypical femur fractures

August 11, 2017
Use of bone marrow aspirate concentrate in intramedullary nail fixation of atypical femur fractures significantly reduced time to fracture union and did not increase…

Trump administration committed to battling opioid crisis

August 8, 2017
Today in Bedminster, New Jersey, President Donald J. Trump held a “major briefing” with the HHS on the current opioid epidemic in the United States and the…
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Elution Profiles of Two Methods of Antibiotic Tibial Nail Preparations

Orthopedics, May/June 2017, Volume 40 Issue 3
Interlocking nails coated with antibiotic-supplemented cement provide effective treatment of infected long bone…
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Intrasubstance Ruptures of the Biceps Brachii: Diagnosis and Management

Traumatic intrasubstance ruptures of the biceps brachii are rare and historically specific to military static line…
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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: Liporace discusses treatment of femur fractures

January 11, 2017
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