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ASA: Spinal Anesthesia Not Superior for Hip Fracture Surgery

October 13, 2021. 4:12 PM CDT.

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

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Chewing Gum After Surgery May Reduce Gut Problems

September 21, 2021

Chewing gum after cardiac surgery associated with significant reduction in postoperative ileus

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

Organ Transplant Activity Declined During 2020

September 03, 2021

The most affected organ transplants were kidney, followed by lung, liver, and heart

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

Bariatric Surgery Beneficial for Class 1 Obesity

June 16, 2021

Individuals undergoing RYGB or sleeve gastrectomy lost up to 20 percent of their initial BMI; many had remission from T2DM, HTN, hyperlipidemia

FETO Beneficial for Severe Left Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

June 09, 2021

Studies examine benefits of fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion for severe, moderate left diaphragmatic hernia

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

Study Supports Delaying Pregnancy for One Year After Bariatric Surgery

May 25, 2021

Pregnancy within 12 months linked to lower gestational age at delivery, lower gestational weight gain, lower neonatal birth weight

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