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How missing data are handled may influence results of some spine studies
A study published in the December issue of the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research suggests that the manner in which missing data are handled may influence the results of spine studies based on database information.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - December 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Clinician denial of certain requests may impact patient satisfaction
According to a study published online in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, clinician denial of certain patient requests may negatively impact patient satisfaction.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - December 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

What factors affect outcomes after hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingment (FAI)?
A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine examines factors linked to acceptable outcomes following hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - December 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

2018-2019 University of Rochester Spine Fellowship Opening
One opening available for the 2018-2019 Louis A. Goldstein Spine Surgery fellowship. Operatively busy , well rounded complex spine fellowship with the opportunity to work with 5 board certified orthopaedic spine surgeons(4 adult spine, 1 pediatric spine). (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - December 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Fellowship News Source Type: news

Controlling Chronic Pain without Narcotic Pain Medication
Medical treatment is the most obvious way to seek relief from pain, but it’s not the only way and has its own inherent issues. Many natural pain relief options have been proven to work, and most of them can be employed every day from your home. Although they are seemingly small changes, they can provide comfort and relief, and all together, they can go a long way in making life more enjoyable. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - December 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Spine Articles Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery - Senior Clinical Research Assistant
The Division of Adult Reconstruction of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University invites all qualified, interested, and motivated individuals to apply for a Clinical research assistant position. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

2018-2019 Spine Research Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center – Dr. Kern Singh
Dr. Singh is seeking an ambitious 3rd year medical student who is interested in a year-long clinical research fellowship.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

2018-2019 Henry Ford Sports Fellowship -- Dr. Eric Makhni and Dr. Vasilios Moutzouros
We are seeking ambitious current 3rd and 4th year medical students to apply for a one-year research fellowship position in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine starting spring/summer 2018. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

2018-19 Gap Year, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Research Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, ACL Biomechanics
A one year research fellowship working with the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Biomechanics Research Team at Hospital for Special Surgery is available for the 2018-19 academic year. The research fellow will work with a close-knit team of surgeons and engineers focused on understanding the biomechanical impact of ACL injury and reconstruction on knee function and clinical outcome. The team consists of surgeons in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at HSS including Drs. Thomas Wickiewicz, Andrew Pearle, and Danyal Nawabi, and Scientists within the Biomechanics Department including Carl Imhauser, PhD. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

The Common Culprit of Severe Heel Pain
Many people suffer from an almost unbearable pain in one or both of their heels at some point. The most common culprit is known as plantar fasciitis, and in reality, it is much more common than many people realize. This particular ligament located on the bottom of the feet is the real culprit behind the pain that millions of people each and every day suffer from. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Viewpoints News Source Type: news

Patient satisfaction often linked to provider communication and responsiveness
According to a study published online in the journal Orthopedics, provider communication and responsiveness may affect satisfaction assessments of patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty (TJA). (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Which synovial fluid markers offer greatest diagnostic utility for PJI among revision arthroplasty patients?
A study published in the November issue of the Journal of the AAOS seeks to identify synovial fluid markers with high diagnostic utility for diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

How effective is arthroscopic subacromial decompression for shoulder pain at 6 months?
Findings from a study conducted in the United Kingdom and published online in the journal The Lancet suggest little difference in outcomes for patients with subacromial shoulder pain treated with various options.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Physician-owned hospitals linked to lower costs, fewer complications, and increased patient satisfaction for THA and TKA procedures
Data from a study published in the Nov. 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that, compared to non-physician-owned hospitals, physician-owned hospitals may be associated with lower mean Medicare costs, fewer complications, and higher patient satisfaction following total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

AAOS updates patient-facing OrthoInfo website
AAOS has announced an updated website for OrthoInfo, the Academy’s patient-targeted education program.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Risk tool may improve identification of older patients at risk of cardiac complication after non-cardiac surgery
Findings published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggest that use of a geriatric-sensitive risk index tool may help identify surgical patients aged 65 years or older who are at increased risk of cardiac complications from noncardiac surgery.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $247 million in Pinnacle hip suit
Reuters reports that Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics have been ordered to pay $247 million to six patients who claimed that they were injured by DePuy Pinnacle ® hip implants.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Nail and locking plate fixation offer similar outcomes for adults with acute, displaced, extra-articular fracture of the distal tibia
Data from a study published in the Nov. 14 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association suggest similar outcomes for nail fixation or locking plate fixation of acute, displaced, extra-articular fracture of the distal tibia in adult patients.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Does fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement affect treatment choices?
Data from a study published online in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research suggest that a fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement system may encourage practitioners to engage in more costly or invasive procedures compared to a non-FFS system.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen and acetaminophen combination may be as effective as some opioids for acute extremity pain
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).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

New York Times (NYT) article looks at OA risk after knee ligament tear and ACL reconstruction
An article in The New York Times (NYT) discusses anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair and an increased likelihood of developing osteoarthritis (OA). (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

How many opioids should one prescribe to outpatient foot and ankle surgery patients?
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.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) may be effective therapy for patients with knee OA pain
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.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

2018-2019 RUSH Sports Fellowship - Dr. Shane Nho
ATTN: M3s and M4s. One-year research fellowship in hip arthroscopy at high-volume, academic institution. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

2018 Rothman Institute Shoulder and Elbow Research Fellowship for Medical Students
The Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Rothman Institute invites medical students to apply for a funded one-year clinical research fellowship, starting in the summer of 2018. The Shoulder and Elbow service at the Rothman Institute values superior patient care, excellence in education, and research productivity. In line with these goals, we are seeking driven and self-motivated students that are interested in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. Preference will be given to students who have completed their 3rd year of medical school. The opportunity requires strong interpersonal skills, the ability to commun...
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

Effective Ways To Boost Bone Health Among Seniors
Osteoporosis is commonly associated with women, and indeed, this bone loss condition does affect some 200 million women around the world every year. But almost 40 percent of these victims are men, and male osteoporosis diagnosis are expected to climb a stunning 310 percent by 2050. So, over the next several decades, bone health among all their patients over 60 will become an increasingly large priority for most orthopedic professionals. There are a number of ways to enhance bone health for this age group, and nearly all of them simply involve educating the patient as to their availability and empowering the patient to tak...
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Viewpoints News Source Type: news

AJRR releases annual report based on hip and knee arthroplasty data
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) released its fourth annual report on hip and knee arthroplasty data.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

How does peripheral nerve blockade (PNB) compare with periarticular infiltration (PAI) as part of a multimodal analgesia pathway for THA patients?
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).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

The Leapfrog Group releases latest report on hospital safety ratings
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.    (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis may not reduce risk of VTE following spine surgery
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.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

T-scale value linked to outcomes for large to massive full-thickness rotator cuff tears
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.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Columbia University - Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Fellowship for MS3s
The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics and the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University Medical Center invites 3rd year medical students to apply for a funded one-year clinical research fellowship, starting in the summer of 2018. This is an exciting opportunity for highly-motivated students that are interested in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery. This research position offers training in clinical research and hands-on collaboration with junior and senior faculty research mentors and orthopaedic surgeons. You will work closely with 3-4 other members of the research team on a variety of clinical ...
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

11th Shoulder and Elbow Course
4-5 July 2018 - This course is a comprehensive course designed for orthopaedic trainees (ST1-4) and therapists/other healthcare professionals who have an interest in shoulder and elbow conditions.  The course will be covering current concepts in shoulder and elbow treatments (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

Imaging of Orthopaedic Implants
15th May 2018 - This course will review the imaging of orthopaedic implants.  it sill address when, why and how to image and will review specific implant and implantation related problems in the most commonly treated joints/body areas. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

Spine Pain Treatments
14th May 2018 - This course will review the causes of spinal pain and the treatments of spinal pain.  It will also focus on possible complications of these treatments (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

Highly cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) liners linked to increased THA implant survival compared to UHMWPE
According to a study published in the Oct. 18, 2017, issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, use of highly cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) liners may be associated with greater implant survival rates compared to conventional bearing surfaces for total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

ODI composite score improvements may not correlate with SF-12 PCS following fusion surgery for spondylolisthesis
A study published online in the journal Spine questions the appropriateness of composite Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score in the evaluation of quality of life in studies of surgically treated degenerative spondylolisthesis patients.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Surgical residents often overestimate risk of complication and death
A study published online in the journal JAMA Surgery suggests that many surgical residents may overestimate risk of postoperative complications and death in surgically complex patients.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Genetic changes linked with increased risk of lumbar spinal stenosis
A study published online in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research suggests that certain genetic changes may be associated with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis. The researchers conducted a genome-wide association study of 469 patients aged 18 to 55 years.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Research Fellowship 2018-2019
The Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine invites third year medical students to apply for a one-year clinical research fellowship position starting Spring of 2018.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

THE Partial Knee Meeting
THE Partial Knee meeting will, in a cycle of two years, happen in Belgium and will discuss arthroplasty solutions that are not total joint replacements, but all other type of combinations of resurfacing solutions for knee osteoarthritis.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Meetings Events Source Type: news

What Recent Research is Saying About Sciatica Treatments
When an injury or other condition places internal pressure on the sciatic nerve, a large nerve which runs from the lower back down the back of each leg, it can result in tingling, weakness, numbness, discomfort, and even pain. Some patients may actually incur damage to the nerve itself, not just pressure, either from an injury like a pelvic fracture or slipped disk, or a foreign body like the growth of a tumor.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Viewpoints News Source Type: news

Obesity linked to increased risk of THA failure and early revision for aseptic loosening
Findings published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty suggest that obesity may be independently associated with early primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) failure and early revision THA for aseptic loosening.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may be preferential first-line option for pediatric patients after minor orthopaedic surgery
Data from a study published in the October issue of Canadian Medical Association Journal suggest that ibuprofen may be preferred to morphine for pain relief in pediatric patients who have undergone minor outpatient orthopaedic surgery.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Autologous Protein Solution (APS) may reduce pain and improve function in patients affected by knee OA
Findings from a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that a single injection of autologous protein solution (APS) may help reduce pain for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Blood Conservation Using Tranexamic Acid Is Not Superior to Epsilon-Aminocaproic Acid After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Findings from a study published online in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that epsilon-aminocaproic acid (EACA) may be an acceptable alternative to tranexamic acid (TXA) for blood conservation following total knee arthroplasty (TKA).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Reported penicillin allergy appears to increase the risk of surgical site infections
Data from a study published online in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases suggest that patients with a reported penicillin allergy may have a 50 percent increased chance of contracting a surgical site infection (SSI).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Online physician ratings may not indicate actual performance
Findings from a study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association suggest that online ratings of specialist physicians may not objectively correlate with quality of care or peer assessment of clinical performance.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Operative and nonoperative treatment of Achilles tendon rupture may offer similar functional outcomes
Data from a study published online in the journal Foot & Ankle International suggest no significant difference in Achilles tendon total rupture score (ATRS) for patients treated operatively or nonoperatively.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Hamstring autograft with preserved insertions linked to improved outcomes compared to free autograft for ACL patients
A study published online in the journal Arthroscopy compares differences in short-term outcomes for patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a graft with preserved insertions and those treated with a free hamstring graft.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news