Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

According to a study published in the Oct. 18, 2017, issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, use of highly cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) liners may be associated with greater implant survival rates compared to conventional bearing surfaces for total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients. 

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A study published online in the journal Spine questions the appropriateness of composite Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score in the evaluation of quality of life in studies of surgically treated degenerative spondylolisthesis patients. 

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A study published online in the journal JAMA Surgery suggests that many surgical residents may overestimate risk of postoperative complications and death in surgically complex patients. 

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A study published online in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research suggests that certain genetic changes may be associated with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis. The researchers conducted a genome-wide association study of 469 patients aged 18 to 55 years. 

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Findings published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty suggest that obesity may be independently associated with early primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) failure and early revision THA for aseptic loosening. 

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Data from a study published in the October issue of Canadian Medical Association Journal suggest that ibuprofen may be preferred to morphine for pain relief in pediatric patients who have undergone minor outpatient orthopaedic surgery. 

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Findings from a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that a single injection of autologous protein solution (APS) may help reduce pain for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). 

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Findings from a study published online in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that epsilon-aminocaproic acid (EACA) may be an acceptable alternative to tranexamic acid (TXA) for blood conservation following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). 

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Data from a study published online in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases suggest that patients with a reported penicillin allergy may have a 50 percent increased chance of contracting a surgical site infection (SSI). 

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Findings from a study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association suggest that online ratings of specialist physicians may not objectively correlate with quality of care or peer assessment of clinical performance. 

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