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    Study Assesses TKA Outcomes in Predominantly Immigrant Communities
    Residence in a high immigrant proportion (IP) neighborhood may not significantly affect outcomes for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients, according to a study published online in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. Researchers analyzed […]

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    From The Well
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
     
    Day 43

     

     

    Teachers strike, House votes down education bill

     

    Teachers and service personnel participated in a work stoppage Tuesday because of the actions of the Senate Monday night, which reins […]

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    From The Well
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
     
    Day 42

     

     

    Senate passes Court of Appeals bill

     

    On a narrow margin of 17-16, the Senate passes¬†Senate Bill 26, which creates the West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals. It would just be one court of appe […]

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    From The Well
    Monday, February 18, 2019
     
    Day 41

     

     

    Recap of week six

     

    As of Friday, 1,126 bills have been introduced in the House. Of those, 108 have passed and have been sent on to the Senate for further consideration.
     
    On the Senate side, 636 […]

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    Study: Ankle Arthrodesis and TAA Outcomes After Failed Ankle OCA Transplantation
    In a study published online in Foot & Ankle International, researchers evaluated outcomes associated with 24 osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation failures converted to ankle arthrodesis (AA, n = 13) or tota […]

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    Study: Medial Reefing Decreases Sports Participation
    Despite good clinical outcomes, patients who receive medial reefing for patellar dislocation may have reduced sporting activity following treatment, according to a retrospective study published online in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. Between 2004 […]

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    From The Well
    Thursday, February 14, 2019
     
    Day 38

     

     

     

    Wednesday was House’s turn to debate Education bill

     

    Wednesday, the House had SB451 on second reading, which means it was in the amendment stage. Following […]

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    Study Compares Efficacy of Individual and Combined TXA Routes in Arthroplasty Patients
    In a meta-analysis published online in BMJ Open, combined intravenous (IV) and topical tranexamic acid (TXA) was the most effective route in controlling bleeding without increasing risk of venous thromboembolism ( […]

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    From The Well
    Monday, February 12, 2019
     
    Day 35

     

     

    Three public hearings in the House Monday

     

    The House played host to three public hearings Monday. Two hearings, one in the morning and one in the evening allowed members of the public to share their […]