Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

Data published in the October issue of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery suggest that the Simple Shoulder Test (SST) may be a valid and responsive patient-reported outcome measure for assessing the outcomes of shoulder arthroplasty. 

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A study published in the Sept. 6 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery compares rates of in-hospital complications among patients who undergo either ankle arthrodesis or total ankle arthroplasty (TAA). 

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A study conducted in Canada and published in the August issue of The Journal of Pain examines predictive factors for prescription opioid use after traumatic musculoskeletal injury. 

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Findings from a survey published online in the journal PLOS One suggest that many physicians believe overtreatment to be common and often driven by fear of medical liability.   

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A study published in the September issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma examines surgeon attitudes regarding the presence of device sales representatives in the operating room (OR) during surgery. 

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Data from a study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty suggest that the use of factor Xa-inhibitors for prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after joint arthroplasty procedures may be associated with an increased likelihood of bleeding and complication. 

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Data from a study published in the September issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty suggest that distal femoral angle (DFA) may be linked to reductions in quadriceps strength following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). 

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A study published online in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research examines rates for revision diskectomy. The researchers reviewed data on 7,520 primary lumbar diskectomy patients from two national insurance databases in the United States. 

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A study published online in the journal Spine comparing predictors of surgical site infection (SSI) and hospital readmission after lumbar fusion in the United States, Denmark, and Japan found that these predictors vary between the three countries, suggesting that risk stratification models may need to be population specific or adjusted. 

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A study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery identified risk factors for adverse events associated with orthopaedic surgeries as captured within a common clinical point-of-care system for documenting adverse events. 

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