Orthopedics Today


The following articles appeared in the print edition of ORTHOPEDICS TODAY.

Table of Contents

Be involved in the continued transformation of health care

Anthony A. Romeo, MD

Patients returned to functional level after second-generation patellofemoral joint ACI

Decision to use screw type in ORIF should be made by surgeon

Nonopioid analgesics, patient selection may reduce adverse events

Chronic shoulder arthroplasty infection is amenable to two-stage reimplantation

Social media analysis reveals misunderstandings related to sports TBI

Mechanically assisted crevice corrosion in THA higher than previously reported

Second value-based orthopedic care meeting to be held Feb. 9-11

Cover Story

Take intraoperative steps to reduce joint infection risk

FDA News

Majority of FDA advisory committee finds anular closure device unsafe for prevention of disc reherniation

FDA to create clearer framework with regenerative medicine guidance documents

In the Journals

Arthroscopic glenoid resurfacing with allograft seen as safe for joint preservation in select patients

Outpatient surgical centers yielded greater efficacy than ORs for ACL reconstruction

Risk of hand, wrist injuries in high school athletes indicates need for prevention efforts

Obese patients at greater risk for infection after adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correction

Better, but not clinically important, results with surgery vs no treatment for subacromial shoulder pain

Similar improvements in patient outcome measures found with ankle arthrodesis, replacement

Decline in patient function prior to improvement after intramedullary nailing

Overlapping surgery increases risk for complications after hip surgery

Meeting News

Fluid, pain and nausea management may lead to rapid rehabilitation after TJA

Ceramic femoral heads may be more advantageous vs cobalt-chrome femoral heads for THA

Focus on the patient, implant and surgery will support a long-term TJA

Movers and Shakers

The CORE Institute adds Michael McKee, MD, to the Orthopedic and Spine Institute

Orthopedic Medical Legal Advisor

Trends in negligence law: Excluding informed consent

B. Sonny Bal, MD, PhD, JD, MBA; Lawrence H. Brenner, JD

Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

­An 11-year-old girl with a 3-year history of right ankle pain

Junyoung Jon Ahn, MD; Daniel D. Bohl, MD MPH; Kamran S. Hamid, MD, MPH


Does intraoperative use of vancomycin powder help reduce prosthetic joint infection?

Practice Management Improvement Strategies

What is in that alphabet soup? Deciphering coding acronyms to support reimbursement

Sarah Wiskerchen, MBA, CPC

Surgical Technique

Transtendinous window facilitates endoscopic repair of gluteus medius tears

Benjamin G. Domb, MD; Itay Perets, MD