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Similar functional outcomes seen with UKA vs TKA for patients with early arthritis

July 20, 2017

Unicondylar knee arthroplasty yielded improvements in patient-reported outcomes, function and performance for patients with early arthritis that were comparable to total knee arthroplasty, but also showed shorter hospital stays and fewer complications.

Researchers performed a randomized study of 80 patients with bilateral, isolated, medial compartment knee arthritis treated with either total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA). Investigators noted primary outcome measures of the study included improvement at the 2-year follow-up for the knee outcome survey-activities of daily living scale (KOS-ADLS) and high activity arthroplasty score (HAAS). Other outcomes assessed included complications, length of hospital stay, readmissions/revision surgery and final range of motion.

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VIDEO: Glazebrook discusses outcomes of hemiarthroplasty of the toe with synthetic implant revised to fusion

July 19, 2017
SEATTLE — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Mark A. Glazebrook, MD, MSc, PhD, spoke about a study that compared results of…

AAOS releases statement about trampolines and safety

July 19, 2017
A press release from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons warns parents and young children about the dangers of trampolines. There were more than 295,000…

FDA hosts public forum on reform for generics regulations, approvals

July 19, 2017
To ensure the intended balance between encouraging innovation in drug development and accelerating the availability of lower cost alternatives to innovator drugs, the…
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Effectiveness of Reoperations for Adjacent Segment Disease Following Lumbar Spinal Fusion

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Online Advanced Release, June 30, 2017
Although several options are available to address adjacent segment disease (ASD), the most effective surgical treatment…
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Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Intravenous tranexamic acid (TXA) has been identified to be effective in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but the effect…
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American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Presenter discusses rates of acute vs delayed Achilles tendon repair

July 18, 2017
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