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21 09, 2023

September 21, 2023 | Today’s News

By |2023-09-21T17:26:26-04:00September 21st, 2023|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story   Do Beta-blockers Influence Risk of Undergoing TKA in Patients with Osteoarthritis?   According to a case-control study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the use of nonselective beta-blockers was associated with a lower risk of undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with osteoarthritis. Three hundred patients with beta-blocker usage were matched with 300 nonusers. Binary logistic regression analysis was employed to compare the risk of TKA between groups. The adjusted [...]

19 09, 2023

September 19, 2023 | Today’s News

By |2023-09-21T17:24:59-04:00September 19th, 2023|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story   Antibiotic-laden Bone Cement during TKA Associated with Increased Risk of PJI in Patients Aged >65 Years   According to a study in the Journal of the AAOS®, the use of commercial antibiotic-laden bone cement (ALBC) for infection prophylaxis in patients aged >65 years for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was associated with an increased risk of 90-day revision for prosthetic joint infection (PJI). To examine the demographics and early outcomes of ALBC, 251,506 patients [...]

14 09, 2023

From the Well |September 13, 2023

By |2023-09-14T14:15:16-04:00September 14th, 2023|Top Stories|

From the Well   At the center of the West Virginia state Capitol is an area known as The Well.  It is the informal gathering place for lobbyists, reporters, constituents and lawmakers. Centrally situated between the chambers of the House of Delegates and Senate, The Well is where information is often shared, alliances are formed, and deals are made.   86th West Virginia Legislature September Interim Meetings   September 13, 2023   Welcome! Click here to subscribe to HC/GR Morning [...]

14 09, 2023

September 14, 2023 | Today’s News

By |2023-09-15T10:44:24-04:00September 14th, 2023|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story   Outpatient THA Associated with Increased Complications versus Same-day Discharge THA   The Journal of Arthroplasty published a study that compared the outcomes after total hip arthroplasty (THA) in 2,003 patients who underwent an outpatient procedure (as designated by the hospital) versus 4,069 same-day discharge (SDD, length of stay [LOS] = 0 days) patients. Patient demographics, LOS, discharge destinations, and complications were compared between groups. Outpatient THA patients were more likely to be women [...]

12 09, 2023

September 12, 2023 | Today’s News

By |2023-09-12T18:38:40-04:00September 12th, 2023|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story   Ambulating Five Feet within 72 Hours after Hip Fracture Surgery Associated with Independent Ambulation   A retrospective study in the Journal of the AAOS Global Research & Reviews® investigated the association between ambulation distance in acute postoperative settings and ambulatory capacity three months postsurgery for hip fractures. A total of 170 patients aged ≥65 years were divided into two groups: early (ambulated five feet within 72 hours after surgery) and minimally ambulatory. Factors [...]

7 09, 2023

September 7, 2023 | Today’s News

By |2023-09-08T13:20:58-04:00September 7th, 2023|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story   Can AR Be Used to Reduce Perioperative Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Surgery?   JAMA Network Open published a randomized controlled trial evaluating the use of an augmented reality (AR) walkthrough on perioperative anxiety in patients undergoing elective orthopaedic surgery. Forty-six patients experienced an AR explanation of what to expect on their day of surgery while 49 patients received standard presurgery instructions. The primary outcome was change in State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) from screening [...]

5 09, 2023

September 5, 2023 | Today’s News

By |2023-09-06T13:43:19-04:00September 5th, 2023|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story   Corticosteroid Injections within Two Years of THA Associated with Postoperative Infections   According to a study in the Journal of the AAOS®, patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) who received >2 corticosteroid injections (CSIs) within two years of surgery were at an increased risk of postoperative infection within 90 days. To examine the effects of the number of CSIs or hyaluronic acid injections (HAIs) prior to THA and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures, [...]

31 08, 2023

August 31, 2023 | Today’s News

By |2023-09-05T14:28:16-04:00August 31st, 2023|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story   Study: General Anesthesia Associated with Higher Complication Rates after TJA   The Journal of the AAOS® published a propensity-matched study that compared the major postoperative complications and pneumonia between spinal anesthesia (SA) versus general anesthesia (GA) in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Overall, 217,267 patients were identified for both the GA and SA groups. The rates of pneumonia for the GA and SA groups were 0.39 percent and 0.25 percent, respectively. Patients [...]

29 08, 2023

August 29, 2023 | Today’s News

By |2023-08-29T18:47:18-04:00August 29th, 2023|Top Stories|

August 29, 2023   Today's Top Story   Does Bone Mineral Density Affect Postoperative Outcomes following THA and TKA?   A study in the Journal of Arthroplasty found that patients with osteoporosis undergoing total hip (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were more likely to experience 90-day readmission and require transfusion. Retrospectively reviewing 1,306 THAs and 1,046 TKAs, postoperative outcomes were analyzed to examine the impact of bone mineral density on adverse events. THA patients with osteoporosis were [...]

24 08, 2023

August 24, 2023 | Today’s News

By |2023-08-28T13:03:52-04:00August 24th, 2023|Top Stories|

August 24, 2023   Today's Top Story   Study Finds Zolpidem Use after THA Is Associated with Increased Complications   According to a retrospective case-control analysis in the Journal of Arthroplasty, zolpidem use immediately after total hip arthroplasty (THA) was associated with a significantly increased risk of medical- and implant-related complications. Querying a national insurance database, 50,328 patients with zolpidem use were matched with 251,286 patients who did not use zolpidem. Ninety-day medical complications, falls, fragility fractures, costs, [...]

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