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Large variation found in 3-D UKA alignment analysis for femoral, tibial components

Recently published results showed large variation in the rotational plane for both femoral and tibial components during 3-D unicompartmental knee arthroplasty component alignment analysis in the standing position, suggesting the…

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Single image slice may not capture 3-D muscle measurements in rotator cuff tears

Patients with rotator cuff tears experience fatty infiltration increased percentages of most likely caused primarily by muscle atrophy and a single image slice did not capture 3-D muscle measurements, according…

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Endovascular treatment of below-the-elbow arteries in critical hand ischemia.

Although uncommon, critical hand ischemia (CHI) represents a cause of significant disability because of its effect on hand function. Read more Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information

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Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use

Extended use of smartphones and other hand-held electronic devices leads to an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a study published online June 21 in Muscle & Nerve. Read…

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Patients showed improved pain, functional outcome after total ankle replacement

Since its launch in 2014, a low-profile fixed-bearing prosthesis that is implanted under fluoroscopic guidance has produced positive outcome data. According to results of a recent clinical study of the…

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Better fix for torn ACLs

A torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical…

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Improvements seen after reverse PAO for patients with FAI secondary to acetabular retroversion

At mid- and long-term follow-up, clinical and radiographic results improved among young patients with either isolated retroversion or retroversion and hip dysplasia who underwent reverse periacetabular osteotomy for treatment of…

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Prospective study showed TKA not detrimental to patient participation in sports

esults of a study presented at European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress, here, showed patients who participated in sports before total knee arthroplasty were able to…

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A look at factors correlated with scapular notching after reverse shoulder arthroplasty

At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Eric Ricchetti, MD, discussed implant and patient-specific factors correlated with scapular notching following reverse shoulder arthroplasty. He noted increased range of…

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Total knee arthroplasty: analysis shows EXPAREL reduces length of hospital stay and improves discharge status compared to standard analgesic modality

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced results of new data showing that EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) infiltration compared to a standard analgesic regimen in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) significantly decreased…

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