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    Study: Transdermal Scopolamine Beneficial for TJA Patients
    According to a retrospective chart review published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty, transdermal scopolamine as an add-on therapy to multimodal pain management could help reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in total joint a […]

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    Study Compares TKA Techniques
    A study published online in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery evaluated total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes in patients who underwent a computer-navigated technique, an image-derived instrumentation (IDI) approach, or another option. Researchers used the Austr […]

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    Increased Funding Requested for Orthopaedic Research Program
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    House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Out-of-Network Billing

    Stark Law Reform Legislation Introduced […]

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    Study Assesses Relationship Between Ligament and Contact Forces in Knee Surgery
    A study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty found a linear correlation between the collateral ligament forces and condylar contact forces in total knee surgery. Researchers created an artificial model knee jo […]

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    Study: Impaired Kidney Function Impacts Arthroplasty Mortality
    Poor kidney function may be common among arthroplasty patients and could adversely affect impact mortality in emergency arthroplasties, according to a retrospective study published online in Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. A total o […]

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    Study Evaluates Outcomes of Primary Semi-constrained TKA in Young Patients
    Semi-constrained total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients aged < 60 years was associated with positive patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and did not result in loosening at midterm follow-up, according to a retrospective st […]

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    Study: Intraoperative Leukocyte Esterase versus Frozen Section Histology in Prosthetic Hip Infection Diagnosis
    A study published online in The Bone & Joint Journal found that leukocyte esterase (LE) may be a comparable alternative to frozen section (FS) histology in the intraoperative diagnosis […]

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    Study Finds Perioperative Antibiotics Safe in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Patients
    Single-dose perioperative antibiotics may not increase the risk for surgical site infection (SSI) in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) patients, according to a study published online in The Journal of Ar […]

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    Study: Model Predicts Readmission After Lumbar Fusion
    In a retrospective, case-control study published online in the European Spine Journal, researchers developed a predictive model for 30-day readmission rates in elective level 1–2 posterior lumbar spine fusion (PSF) patients. PSF patients were r […]

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    AAOS Comments on HHS Pain Management Best Practices Draft Report
    On December 28, the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task For […]