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Ankylosing spondylitis disease activity, transfusion associated with blood loss during THA

November 19, 2017

Results of this retrospective study showed a positive association between disease activity, allogeneic blood transfusion volume and change of hematocrit concentration from preoperatively to postoperatively with perioperative blood loss among patients with ankylosing spondylitis undergoing total hip arthroplasty.

Researchers collected and analyzed demographic characteristics, perioperative laboratory values, intraoperative data, transfusion rate, transfusion volume and data on hemostatic use among 44 patients with ankylosing spondylitis who underwent unilateral THA from 2011 to 2016.

K2M announces its third-quarter 2017 financial results

November 18, 2017
K2M Group Holdings Inc. announced its third-quarter 2017 financial results, which ended Sept. 30, 2017. According to a press release, the total revenue from the third…

High return-to-sport rates seen in NFL players treated nonoperatively, operatively for clavicle fractures

November 17, 2017
Results from two recently published studies found a high return-to-sport rate in National Football League players who underwent either nonoperative treatment or…
In the Journals

Propofol, ketamine sedation had similar rates of malreduction in both bone forearm fractures

November 17, 2017
Results published in Orthopedics showed propofol and ketamine sedation regimens achieved similar rates of malreduction in pediatric patients with both bone forearm…

AAHKS comments on CMS outpatient rule, TKA reimbursement change

November 17, 2017
In a recently issued press release about a CMS final rule to remove total knee arthroplasty from the inpatient only list, the American Association of Hip and Knee…
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Fatty Degeneration of the Rotator Cuff Reflects Shoulder Strength Deficits in Patients With Rotator Cuff Tears

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, November 14, 2017
Fatty degeneration is an important clinical factor in patients with rotator cuff tears. Goutallier grade, occupation…
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CME

Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty: July 2015

The authors conducted a meta-analysis to determine the optimal tourniquet application strategy in total knee…
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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Patients require individualized treatment for low back pain, surgery not always necessary

November 1, 2017
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