Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

An article published online in AAOS Now summarizes an AAOS symposium on "Optimizing Clinical Use of Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery," which was held Feb. 15-17, 2018. 

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Patients are often prescribed more opioids than they need following orthopaedic foot and ankle procedures, opening up the potential for diversion, according to Paper 327, which was presented yesterday at the AAOS Annual Meeting. 

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A study published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that opioids may not be superior to nonopioid medications for moderate to severe chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain. 

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Findings from a study published online in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research suggest that surgeons should consider certain pain-related responses when assessing patients prior to total knee arthroplasty (TKA). 

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A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine examines long-term outcomes for surgical and nonsurgical treatment approaches to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in high-level athletes. 

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A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that lower preoperative Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and SF-36 scores may be linked to increased risk of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. 

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According to a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, fresh distal tibia allograft (DTA) reconstruction and the Latarjet procedure may offer similar outcomes for recurrent anterior shoulder instability. 

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A study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty suggests that "running two operating rooms" may not compromise patient safety or outcomes for hip or knee arthroplasty procedures. 

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Data from a study published online in the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety suggest that many NSAID users exceed the daily recommended limits of such drugs. 

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According to a study published online in the journal Foot & Ankle International, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) may be more effective than extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in short-term pain reduction for patients with plantar fasciitis. 

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