Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

A study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty found that kinetically aligned (KA) TKA using patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) did not impact 10-year implant survival. 

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Most older adults with an opioid prescription do not have conversations with their healthcare providers about what to do with leftover pills, according to a report from the National Poll on Healthy Aging at the University of Michigan. 

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As the American Joint Replacement Registry continues to evolve and take its place among its more established international peers, the Academy’s own ambitious plan to create a family of registries across orthopaedics is proceeding.  

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Arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) was shown to provide no benefit over diagnostic arthroscopy at 24 months in patients with shoulder impingement, according to a study published in The BMJ. 

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Amid the swirl of competing claims about platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, and other biologic therapies stands the orthopaedic surgeon, like a lighthouse, to guide the public and patients who are hoping to benefit from the claims made about these agents. 

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Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) did not offer clinically significant pain relief compared to placebo for patients with osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online in the journal Rheumatology. 

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Use of intravenous (IV) and topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are both effective in reducing perioperative bleeding, according to a study published in the June 20 issue of Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. 

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In-office needle-based diagnostic imaging appears to be statistically equivalent to surgical diagnostic arthroscopy in patients with knee pain, according to an article published online in Arthroscopy. 

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An article published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery shows that allowing patients access to full range of motion following subpectoral biceps tenodesis may lead to improved outcomes and function. 

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Despite previous research indicating mental health can impact other diseases, a study published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery suggests that the presence of a psychiatric diagnosis does not impact outcomes for patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). 

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