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Nearly half of patients safe for discharge by postoperative day 2 after total joint arthroplasty

Among patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty required to follow the Medicare 72-hour-stay rule, 47.88% were safe for discharge to a skilled nursing facility by postoperative day 2, according to…

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Panel discusses epidemic of youth sports injuries, role of prevention programs

At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, we convened a special Banyan Tree session to talk about injuries in youth athletes. This is a real problem that all orthopedic surgeons see on…

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Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Massive Rotator Cuff Tear

Orthopaedic surgeons have become increasingly interested in the use of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty to manage massive rotator cuff tears. This has been due to the success we have had…

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Routine gait analysis may be a helpful guide for post-TKA rehabilitation

Many patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty did not experience improvement in their gait relative to preoperative patients by 12 months postoperatively; however, use of routine gait analysis was helpful…

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MRI showed imaging abnormalities but good clinical results with ACI

CHICAGO — MRI appearance of autologous chondrocyte implantation showed imaging abnormalities at 65.8-month follow-up; however, autologous chondrocyte implantation was still found to produce good clinical results, according to data presented…

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Osteochondral autograft transplantation may offer higher rate of return to pre-injury athletics

Among patients who underwent cartilage repair of the knee, osteochondral autograft transplantation enabled a much higher rate of return to pre-injury athletics, according to results presented at the International Cartilage…

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Total Femoral Arthroplasty for the Salvaged Femur

Complicated revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), septic prosthetic failure, and periprosthetic femoral fractures seem to be increasing. The expanding applications for arthroplasty in younger patients…

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A Hip and Trunk Training Program for Athletes Reduces ACL Injuries

With the help of the Hockeyroos UWA researchers have developed a hip and trunk training program that could reduce the high rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in all…

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Women Fare Better than Men Following Total Knee, Hip Replacement

While women may have their first total joint replacement (TJR) at an older age, they are less likely to have complications related to their surgery or require revision surgery, according…

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Staying at Home for Knee Rehab

After a knee replacement, there’s no place like home for your physical therapy – or at least home may be just as good a place as a clinic to do…

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