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AAOS: Patients Mostly Satisfied After Flatfoot Reconstruction

April 05, 2022. 3:40 PM CDT.

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

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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

Meniscal Implant May Ease Post-Partial Meniscectomy Pain

July 16, 2021

Greater improvements in KOOS Overall and KOOS Pain seen in patients receiving synthetic medial meniscus implant versus nonsurgical care

Factors ID’d for Six-Year Outcomes of ACL Revision Surgery

July 15, 2021

Use of interference screw versus cross-pin for femoral fixation linked to better outcomes at six years

Oral, IV Tranexamic Acid Compared for Joint Replacement Surgery

May 26, 2021

Interim results of a randomized study indicate that oral and IV TXA are equally effective in reducing perioperative blood loss

Duloxetine Cuts Opioid Use After Total Knee Arthroplasty

May 25, 2021

Duloxetine, given on the day of surgery and once daily for 14 days, reduces opioid use by about 30 percent

Needle Size Not Tied to Postdural Puncture Headache in Orthopedic Patients

May 25, 2021

Among 3,980 patients receiving spinal injections with 22-gauge Quincke cutting needle or 25-gauge pencil-point needle, none developed PDPH

Hand Dermatitis Currently Prevalent in Health Care Workers

May 12, 2021

Prevalence of hand dermatitis 92.6 percent in health care workers, 68.7 percent for general population

Genicular Artery Embolization Promising for Knee Osteoarthritis

March 26, 2021

Technical success achieved in all 40 patients; reduction in symptom and pain scores seen at 12 months