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Large variation found in 3-D UKA alignment analysis for femoral, tibial components

Recently published results showed large variation in the rotational plane for both femoral and tibial components during 3-D unicompartmental knee arthroplasty component alignment analysis in the standing position, suggesting the importance of component positioning. » Read more Source: Healio

Study to evaluate outcomes of different hip replacement techniques using mobile gait analysis system

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have launched a pilot study using a portable gait analysis mat to determine early outcomes of several different hip replacement techniques. Gait analysis provides information about the way an individual walks. » Read more Source: News Medical Net

Same-Day Hip Surgery?

Three-hundred thirty-two thousand Americans have hip replacement every year. For most, the surgery requires a hospital stay, and weeks of rehabilitation.  Now, a different approach to surgery is getting patients back on their feet and out of the hospital faster than ever before. » Read more Source: Ivanhoe

Repair cartilage potentially can heal horribly broken bones

Now new research shows that stem cells could one day be stimulated to make a special type of cartilage to help repair large, hard-to-heal bone fractures. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Better fix for torn ACLs

Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Multiple risk factors, BMD associated with hip fracture in older men

Older men with an increasing number of specific risk factors combined with decreased bone mineral density at the femoral neck are at elevated risk for hip fracture, according to study findings. » Read more Source: Healio

Highly specialized high school athletes more likely to have certain injuries, study says

Titled “Prevalence of Sport Specialization in High School Athletics,” this one-year observational study found that high school athletes from a smaller school were less likely to specialize in a sport than those attending a large school. The researchers also found that highly specialized athletes were more likely to report a history of overuse knee or […]

Total knee arthroplasty: analysis shows EXPAREL reduces length of hospital stay and improves discharge status compared to standard analgesic modality

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced results of new data showing that EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) infiltration compared to a standard analgesic regimen in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) significantly decreased the length of hospital stay and increased the likelihood that a patient would be discharged to their home rather than a care facility when released […]

Anterior vs. posterior: Does surgical approach impact hip replacement outcomes?

The surgical approach to total hip replacement (THR)—either from the front of the body or the side/back (anterior versus posterior)—has no impact on outcomes six months after surgery, according to research presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). » Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Platelet-rich plasma injections may lead to improvements in tissue healing

Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and A-Rod have all used it, but does platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) really work for the every-day active person? According to a University of Alberta Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic pilot study on patients with chronically sore shoulders published in PLOS ONE, preliminary findings say yes. » Read more Source: Medical […]

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