Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

Findings from a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that posterior tibial slope (PTS) of 12° or more may be the strongest predictor of repeat anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, with the effect most pronounced in adolescents. 

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A study published in the January issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty suggests that patient selection is an important factor for maintaining patient safety for TJA performed in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). 

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Data from a study published online in the journal JAMA Surgery suggest that perioperative administration of gabapentin may have a modest effect on promoting opioid cessation following surgery. 

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Findings from a study conducted in Canada and published online in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine suggest the practice of overlapping surgery may be relatively rare, but notes potential for an increased risk for surgical complication. 

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Data from a rabbit study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that current practice of treating knee ligament injuries with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may not improve healing at low doses. 

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A study conducted in Australia and Canada and published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery attempts to identify normative patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) values for healthy patients. 

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Data from a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons suggest that surgical patients’ postdischarge opioid use may be predicted by usage the day prior to discharge. 

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A study published online in the journal Spine analyzes medical liability claims associated with incidental durotomy. The researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study of 48 dural tear-related medical liability cases. 

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A study published in the December issue of the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research suggests that the manner in which missing data are handled may influence the results of spine studies based on database information. 

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According to a study published online in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, clinician denial of certain patient requests may negatively impact patient satisfaction. 

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