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RSNA: Refractory Back Pain Responds to CT-Guided Pulsed RF

November 27, 2018. 12:00 PM CST. Significantly greater overall improvement seen in pain and disability scores in the first year Read article

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Less Pain Post TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

April 19, 2018 Lower numeric rating scale pain scores on ambulation on postoperative days zero, one, and two

Geniculate Artery Embolization Promising in Knee Osteoarthritis

March 19, 2018 Improvement in pain at one month; decrease in global WOMAC score in eight patients after GAE

AAOS: Participation in Sports Safe After Total Knee Arthroplasty

March 06, 2018 Only 3 patients in sports cohort had further operative intervention; no component revisions performed

AAOS: Stem Cell Tx for Knee OA Costs About $5,000 Per Injection

March 06, 2018 High cost, rapidly expanding use despite low-level evidence; mean marketed clinical efficacy of 82.2%

AAOS: Football Is Leading Cause of Cervical Injury in U.S.

March 06, 2018 Incidence of injuries in males was 1.7 and 3.6 times greater than for females for neck sprains, fractures

Follow-Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors

February 16, 2018 Many young adult cancer survivors do not follow up properly, independent of disease type or insurance

RSNA: Weight Loss Via Exercise Alone Not Protective for Knees

November 30, 2017 Lowest rates of increase in cartilage T2 for diet, diet and exercise weight loss groups

RSNA: Pulsed Radiofrequency Alleviates Low Back Pain

November 29, 2017 Reductions in VAS, ODI, Roland Morris score for patients with acute, subacute neuroradicular pain

ACR: Opioids, SSRIs Tied to Higher Fracture Risk in RA

November 06, 2017 Increased risk of osteoporotic fracture with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, opioids of any strength

ASA: Opioid-Free Anesthesia Feasible for Surgical Procedures

October 24, 2017 Only 36 percent of patients request oral opioid meds in PACU despite receiving opioid-free anesthesia

ASA: Fewer Opioids Being Used for Post-Op Pain After TKA, THA

October 23, 2017 Increase in proportion of patients receiving one, two, more than two analgesic modes

IDSA: Surgical Site Infections Up With Reported Penicillin Allergy

October 09, 2017 Increased risk of SSI was mediated by patients' receipt of alternative perioperative antibiotic

AAP: Sliding on Lap Linked to Leg Fracture for Young Children

September 18, 2017 Percentage of injuries for children on lap of another person was higher for younger age groups

AAP: Incidence of Golf Cart Accidents 0.36/100,000 Patients

September 15, 2017 Among children, median patient age is 11 years and median hospital length of stay is two days

ASBMR: Romosozumab Reduces Fracture Rate in Osteoporosis

September 11, 2017 Reduced risk of new vertebral fractures, nonvertebral fractures for romosozumab and alendronate