Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

A study published online in the American Journal of Public Health examines trends in arthritis and finds that prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) more than doubled in the United States from 1999 to 2014. 

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Data from a study conducted in China and published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that tourniquet may not be necessary when tranexamic acid (TXA) is available to reduce blood loss during primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). 

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A study conducted in China and published online in the journal Anesthesiology suggests that genetic variation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may be linked with an increased risk of chronic postsurgical pain. 

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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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