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Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender

April 18, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. SSI rates differ by gender for certain procedures, including increased risk for women after heart surgery Read article

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AAOS: Supplement Use Low in Patients With Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture

March 15, 2019 Non-Caucasian minorities less likely to receive proper supplementation

AAOS: Underweight Status Increases Shoulder Arthroplasty Complications

March 14, 2019 Physicians, health care systems should pay more attention to this 'extremely at-risk population'

AAOS: One-Third of U.S. Children Report Back Pain

March 13, 2019 Children who reported back pain weighed more on average, had higher body mass index

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

November 27, 2018 Significantly greater overall improvement seen in pain and disability scores in the first year

ACR: Walking Each Day May Cut Risk for TKA Over Five Years

October 22, 2018 Replacing 5 minutes of non-walking time with 5 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous walking beneficial

ASA: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain

October 19, 2018 Drop in numerical rating scale pain score, ODI for chronic lower extremity, back pain

ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery

October 15, 2018 Higher postoperative pain score, worse quality of life for post-op pain management with opioids

Eight Factors Predict Pain After Spine Surgery

April 20, 2018 Post-op pain strongly linked to number of classes of non-opioid analgesics used, remifentanil use

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