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  • Reducing opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery linked to better outcomes

    The use of opioids (narcotic pain medication), often prescribed for chronic musculoskeletal pain, has skyrocketed in recent years with 98 percent of the world’s opioid prescriptions filled in North America. Two research studies presented this week at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), link decreased opioid use prior to […]

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  • Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

    Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding fat. Now a University of Missouri researcher has determined another significant benefit to these activities: building bone mass. The study found that individuals who continuously participated in high-impact activities, such as jogging and tennis, […]

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  • Shorter hospital stay for hip fracture associated with increased odds of survival

    The longer a hip fracture patient stays in a hospital, the more likely that patient will die within 30 days of leaving, according to a study led by Stephen Kates, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

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  • Highly cross-linked polyethylene bearings showed low revision rate, high survivorship after THA

    Total hip arthroplasty performed with first-generation annealed highly cross-linked polyethylene bearings in young, active patients showed 97% survivorship at 10 years and a low revision rate for wear-related failure. Source: Healio Read More

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  • Recurrent shoulder dislocation prevented with combination Bankart repair and Bristow procedure

    Although investigators of this study found a combination of Bankart repair and Bristow procedure prevented recurrent shoulder dislocation in rugby players, some patients complained of insufficiency in quality of their play when performing specific movements. Source: Healio Read More

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  • Activity could help keep knees lubricated

    Cartilage is filled with fluid — about 80% of the volume of the cartilage tissue — that plays the essential roles of supporting weight and lubricating joint surfaces. Loss of this fluid, called synovial fluid, results in a gradual decrease in cartilage thickness and increase in friction, which is related to the degradation and joint […]

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  • Prevalence of Total Hip and Knee Replacement in the United States

    Background: Descriptive epidemiology of total joint replacement procedures is limited to annual procedure volumes (incidence). The prevalence of the growing number of individuals living with a total hip or total knee replacement is currently unknown. Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of total hip and total knee replacement in the United States. Source: JBJS […]

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  • Bats and balls, not base runners, cause worst injuries to major league catchers

    Contrary to popular belief, the worst injuries baseball catchers face on the field come from errant bats and foul balls, not home-plate collisions with base runners, according to findings of a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

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  • THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF JOINT REPLACEMENT

    The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) recently sponsored a CME symposium, accredited by Marshall University, designed to help orthopaedic surgeons understand the steps involved in planning and implementing an outpatient joint replacement surgery program. Source: ICJR Read More

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  • THE LEARNING CURVE FOR THE DIRECT ANTERIOR APPROACH

    Few joint replacement surgeons were exposed to the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty during their residency and fellowship – which means they’ll need additional training if they want to offer this approach to their patients. Source: ICJR Read More

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  • Arthroscopy Association of North America – AANA
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