Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

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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A mouse study published online in Nature Medicine investigating the role of sensescent cells in age-related bone loss found that in aged mice, treatment with senolytic drugs (dasatinib and quercetin) to eliminate sensecent cells resulted in higher bone mass and strength and better bone microarchitecture than in mice treated by genetic vehicle. 

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A study comparing outcomes with the use of liposomal bupivacaine (LB) versus continuous interscalene nerve block (CISB) in patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty found that the LB patients experienced excellent postoperative pain relief with fewer complications and at a lower cost than the CISB group. 

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A study evaluating the Surgical Risk Tool Calculator, the online tool of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP), found that for total joint arthroplasty procedures, the tool is an adequate predictor of discharge to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or rehabilitation but has limited usefulness for adverse events of 90-day readmission, return to operating room, deep vein thrombosis, and prosthetic joint infection. 

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A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine examines physiological changes over a 5-year period for athletes aged 12 to 18 years with asymptomatic limited range of motion (LROM) of the hip. 

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Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that collagen changes its crystallinity in response to physical forces, suggesting that the ordered arrangement in collagen molecules of knee cartilage switches from one structural state to another as people walk.

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Data published in the Aug. 16 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that nonoperative treatment may be associated with increased risk of nonunion compared to open surgery and internal fixation (ORIF) for patients with displaced midshaft clavicle fractures. 

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A study published online in the journal JAMA Surgery suggests that use of electrotherapy and acupuncture after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may be associated with reduced and delayed opioid consumption.

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