Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

Findings from a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that Tönnis grade 1 alone should not be considered a contraindication to hip arthroscopic surgery for patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tears with mild osteoarthritis (OA). 

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Findings from a study published in the June 7 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that increasing body mass index (BMI) may be linked to higher risk of complication for shoulder arthroplasty patients. 

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Findings from a study published in the June issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery suggest that the hour at which a hip fracture surgical procedure is performed (normal, after hours, overnight) may not affect the quality of the procedure nor increase the probability of a postoperative adverse event. 

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Findings from a study published online in the journal PLoS ONE suggest that waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) may offer a more accurate assessment of body fat than body mass index (BMI). 

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According to a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) may offer little additional benefit to patients treated with supervised exercise for subacromial shoulder pain. 

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An article on AMA Wire argues for "healthy skepticism" when ordering lab tests, especially by residents. One expert suggests that one-third of tests may be unnecessary, and notes a 2013 meta-analysis that found that 20 percent of 1.6 million lab orders were unneeded. 

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According to a study published in the June issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty concomitant spinal deformity may be linked to total hip arthroplasty (THA) instability. The researchers used standing stereoradiography to evaluate spinopelvic parameters, acetabular cup anteversion, and inclination of 139 THAs among 107 patients with sagittal spinal deformity. 

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A survey conducted by NPR and Tuven Health Analytics looks at trends in treatment of back pain. Researchers surveyed 3,002 respondents and found that 51 percent indicated they had suffered from back pain in the past year. 

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A study published in the June 1 issue of the journal Spine attempts to identify an early detectable severity index for progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). 

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A study published in the July issue of the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research finds that an increase in the number of obese patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA) may be related to growing trends of revision and infection following TJA. 

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