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Extended mechanical compression device therapy linked with reduced DVT risk

August 23, 2017

Recently published results showed superior deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis among patients who underwent mechanical compression device therapy for up to 6 weeks after limited-tourniquet total knee arthroplasty compared with patients who had compression during hospitalization only.

Researchers randomly assigned 100 patients (60% were women) who underwent limited-tourniquet total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and received 325 mg of aspirin twice daily for 3 weeks to use of a mechanical compression device (VPULSE Compression and Cold Therapy System; Cothera LLC) either during hospitalization only or for up to 6 weeks postoperatively. To confirm the absence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after treatment, researchers performed lower extremity duplex venous ultrasonography on the second postoperative day, at 14 days postoperatively and at 3 months postoperatively.

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VIDEO: Check for sub-spine impingement in patients who have continued hip pain

August 23, 2017
TORONTO — At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Benedict U. Nwachukwu, MD, MBA, discussed a study that looked at the outcomes of arthroscopic…
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Anterior intrapelvic approach for acetabular fractures yielded anatomic reduction

August 23, 2017
Most geriatric patients with unstable acetabular fractures experienced anatomic or at minimum imperfect fracture reduction after treatment with an anterior intrapelvic…

Healio exclusive: AMA president discusses burnout, opioid epidemic, health care reform

August 22, 2017
Earlier this year, AMA swore in family physician David O. Barbe, MD, as its 172nd president. Previously, he had served in various capacities on AMA’s board and…

FDA Reauthorization Act aims to lower costs of ‘overpriced’ generic drugs

August 22, 2017
The long-term effects of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 — signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Monday — may include savings in drug-related…
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Interprosthetic Fractures of the Femur

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Online Advanced Release, August 4, 2017
As the rate of hip and knee arthroplasty procedures increases, so will the rate of interprosthetic fractures. Several…
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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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VIDEO: Good outcomes seen after anterolateral ligament reconstruction in a football player

August 21, 2017
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