Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

According to a study published in the January issue of the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, a one-on-one preoperative physical therapy (PT) education session along with web-based information may help reduce time to PT discharge for patients undergoing unilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). 

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Findings from a study conducted in Korea and published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that many degenerative rotator cuff tears (RCTs) may originate from approximately 9 to 10 mm posterior to the biceps tendon. 

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Data from a study conducted in Denmark and published online in the journal The BMJ suggest that introduction of biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) may have been linked to a decrease in incidence of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). 

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A study published online in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care suggests that the way diagnostic uncertainty is communicated may affect patient perceptions of trust and physician competence. 

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The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR)—an initiative of AAOS—is now offering a free educational blog to help improve orthopaedic care through the collection, analysis, and reporting of hip and knee arthroplasty data.      

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Data from a study published in the December issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggest knowledge gaps regarding concussion among individuals involved with high school sports. 

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Data from a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association suggest that use of calcium or vitamin D supplements may not be associated with a reduction in risk of fracture for older adults. 

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A study published online in the American Journal of Public Health examines trends in arthritis and finds that prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) more than doubled in the United States from 1999 to 2014. 

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Data from a study conducted in China and published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that tourniquet may not be necessary when tranexamic acid (TXA) is available to reduce blood loss during primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). 

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A study conducted in China and published online in the journal Anesthesiology suggests that genetic variation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may be linked with an increased risk of chronic postsurgical pain. 

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