Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

According to a study published in the Nov. 7 issue of JAMA, single-dose treatment with ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be as effective as three different opioid and acetaminophen combination analgesics for reducing acute extremity pain in patients who present to the emergency department (ED). 

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An article in The New York Times (NYT) discusses anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair and an increased likelihood of developing osteoarthritis (OA).

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A study published online in the journal Foot & Ankle International attempts to quantify the number of opioid pills taken by opioid-naïve patients who undergo outpatient foot and ankle surgeries with regional anesthesia. 

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Data from a study published online in the journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine suggest that, compared with intra-articular steroid (IAS) injection, cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) may be an effective therapy for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain. 

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The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) released its fourth annual report on hip and knee arthroplasty data. 

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A study published in the Nov. 1 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery compares the use of peripheral nerve blockade (PNB) against two variations of periarticular infiltration (PAI) as part of a multimodal analgesia pathway for total hip arthroplasty (THA). 

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The Leapfrog Group has released its Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assigns grade ratings to 2,632 general acute-care hospitals in the United States.   

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Data from a study published online in The Spine Journal suggest that pharmacologic prophylaxis may not significantly reduce venous thromboembolism (VTE) following spine surgery, but may increase other risks. 

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According to a study published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, negative T-scale value may predict poorer clinical outcomes and higher retear rates for certain patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears. 

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A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine looks at mid-term outcomes for patients who have undergone primary hip arthroscopic labral repair. 

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