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ACR: Genicular Nerve Block Offers Short-Term Pain Relief for Knee OA

November 23, 2022. 3:07 PM CST.

Improvements seen in pain scores for patients receiving genicular nerve block at two, four, eight, and 12 weeks

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OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

AAP: Fractures in Children From Bicycle Riding Down From 2001 to 2021

October 13, 2022

Only a small minority of patients with skull fractures were wearing helmets


ENDO: Fracture Risk Up With Insulin Compared With Metformin in T2DM

June 17, 2022

Risk for major osteoporotic fractures up for insulin versus metformin for those with HbA1c <7 percent, BMI <25 kg/m2


AAOS: Patients Mostly Satisfied After Flatfoot Reconstruction

April 05, 2022

Postoperatively, physical activities less difficult for 50 percent, equally difficult for 33 percent, and more difficult for 17 percent


AAOS: Outcomes Good for New ACL Repair Technique in Teens

April 04, 2022

For teens at high risk for failed ACLR, lateral extra-articular tenodesis with modified Lemaire technique used in conjunction with ACLR


AAOS: Early Outcomes Similar for Cementless, Cemented Fixation TKR

April 04, 2022

Groups did not differ in hospital length of stay, complications, 90-day readmission, revision surgery at two years


Use of Injectable Local Anesthetics Up for Hip Fracture

March 28, 2022

Increasing use of injected local anesthetics may represent move away from opioid analgesia for hip fracture patients


ASA: Spinal Anesthesia Not Superior for Hip Fracture Surgery

October 13, 2021

Composite outcome of survival and recovery of ambulation at 60 days similar with spinal anesthesia, general anesthesia in older adults


ASA: Intraoperative Acupuncture May Help Cut Post-TKA Opioid Use

October 13, 2021

Acupuncture was applied to ipsilateral ear during total knee arthroplasty; all patients discontinued opioids by postoperative day 30


Pharmacies Often Not Notified of Discontinued Rx

September 29, 2021

Interventions, including phoning pharmacies and enabling CancelRX in electronic medical records, may reduce risk for medication safety events


Alendronate May Reduce Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

September 28, 2021

Adjusted odds ratio for type 2 diabetes further reduced for those with more than eight years of alendronate use


Perioperative Acetaminophen Ups Pain Outcomes After Shoulder Surgery

September 07, 2021

Findings show decreased opioid consumption, better overall pain control following primary rotator cuff repair


AAOS: Some Seniors May Continue Opioid Use After Hip Fracture Surgery

September 02, 2021

Risk factors for persistent opioid use include prior substance abuse, smoking, higher body mass index, fracture fixation surgery


AAOS: Knee Replacement Readmissions Higher Among Marijuana Users

August 31, 2021

Readmission rates higher for preoperative marijuana users compared with nonusers at 90 days and at one year following total knee arthroplasty


Abelacimab Prevents VTE After Total Knee Arthroplasty

July 26, 2021

Single, postoperative IV dose of abelacimab superior to enoxaparin for preventing venous thromboembolism, with no increase in bleeding risk


Arthritis Rate ID’d After Posterior Shoulder Stabilization

July 19, 2021

Incidence of glenohumeral arthritis 1.7 per 100 person-years for posterior shoulder instability requiring surgical fixation