Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

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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Data from a study published online in the journal Foot & Ankle International suggest no significant difference in Achilles tendon total rupture score (ATRS) for patients treated operatively or nonoperatively. 

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A study published online in the journal Arthroscopy compares differences in short-term outcomes for patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a graft with preserved insertions and those treated with a free hamstring graft. 

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Results from a study published online in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association suggest that sports-related concussion symptoms may linger twice as long in adolescent girls compared with boys. 

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A study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty examines reasons for failure of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The authors retrospectively reviewed information on 18,065 primary TKAs to identify cause of failure and determine risk of revision surgery. 

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Findings from a study published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association suggest that, compared to clinically guided dosing, genotype-guided warfarin dosing may reduce the risk of adverse events for joint arthroplasty patients. 

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