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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

Adolescent girls take twice as long to recover from sports-related concussion symptoms
Results from a study published online in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association suggest that sports-related concussion symptoms may linger twice as long in adolescent girls compared with boys.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Poggi Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Fellowship 2018-2019
The Johns Hopkins Orthopedic Surgery Department invites current third-year medical students to apply for a funded one-year clinical research fellowship during the 2018-2019 academic year. Poggi Pediatric Orthopaedic Research FellowshipLocation: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MDPreceptors: Paul D. Sponseller, MD, MBA; John E. Tis, MD; Ranjit A. Varghese, MD; R. Jay Lee, MD; Claire Shannon, MD (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

PGY-2 Position Available WMed Kalamazoo MI
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan has an orthopaedic surgery PGY-2 opening in its categorical program, to start July 1, 2018. All applicants must be current PGY-1 preliminary or transitional residents in good standing in an ACGME-accredited residency. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Residency News Source Type: news

Interdisciplinary Conference on Orthopedic Value Based Care
5 Reasons the 2nd Ortho Value-Based Care Conference Will Be the Best Event You Attend in 2018 We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Orthopedic Value-Based Care taking place on February 9-11, 2018 in beautiful Newport Beach, California. We’ve planned this conference to be even better than last year’s highly-rated event! Here’s five reasons it should be on your to-do list: (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Meetings Events Source Type: news

Genetic testing may help determine appropriate dose of warfarin among patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty
Findings from a study published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association suggest that, compared to clinically guided dosing, genotype-guided warfarin dosing may reduce the risk of adverse events for joint arthroplasty patients.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

What is the optimal length for an opioid prescription following common surgical procedures?
A study published online in the journal JAMA Surgery attempts to identify optimal ranges of initial durations of opioid prescriptions among opioid-naive surgical patients.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Outcomes for surgical treatment of hip fracture not linked to surgeon or hospital volume
Data from a study published in the Sept. 20 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that hip fracture surgical outcomes may not be significantly affected by surgeon or hospital volume.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Longer shoulder arthroscopy procedure time associated with increased risk of adverse short-term outcomes
According to a study published online in the journal Arthroscopy, increased shoulder arthroscopy procedure time may be associated with increased likelihood of adverse short-term outcomes.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Medicine Adherence Issues and Pill Tracking Apps
Are patients taking their prescription medicines just as the doctor ordered? Turns out, chances are high they are not. A 2011 report in Mayo Clinic Proceedings estimated that a shocking 50% of patients with chronic illness don’t take their medicines as prescribed. Long-term pharmacotherapy plays a significant role in helping combat disease, reduce health resource consumption, and lower hospitalization and mortality risk, however, the benefits of this type of medical intervention are largely missed due to poor medicine adherence.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Viewpoints News Source Type: news

Simple Shoulder Test (SST) may be a valid and responsive outcome measure after shoulder arthroplasty
Data published in the October issue of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery suggest that the Simple Shoulder Test (SST) may be a valid and responsive patient-reported outcome measure for assessing the outcomes of shoulder arthroplasty.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

What complications are associated with ankle arthrodesis and ankle arthroplasty?
A study published in the Sept. 6 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery compares rates of in-hospital complications among patients who undergo either ankle arthrodesis or total ankle arthroplasty (TAA).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Pain severity linked to continued opioid use after musculoskeletal injury
A study conducted in Canada and published in the August issue of The Journal of Pain examines predictive factors for prescription opioid use after traumatic musculoskeletal injury.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Overtreatment often driven by liability concerns
Findings from a survey published online in the journal PLOS One suggest that many physicians believe overtreatment to be common and often driven by fear of medical liability.    (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Many surgeons have positive views of device sales representatives in the OR
A study published in the September issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma examines surgeon attitudes regarding the presence of device sales representatives in the operating room (OR) during surgery.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Chicago Comprehensive Hip Fellowship 2018-19
Fellows will be trained in all aspects of hip surgery, providing a unique foundation for a future comprehensive hip surgeon. Training will focus heavily on hip arthroscopy and open hip preservation.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Fellowship News Source Type: news

Temporary Weight-Bearing Injuries and the Danger of Crutches
Treating a patient for a foot or leg injury? Being unable to bear weight due to a sprained or broken ankle, foot injury, knee or lower leg issue, or because a patient is recovering from surgery, often requires a prescription for crutches from the doctor. An estimated 7+ million people use crutches every year for short and longer term mobility issues, making them one of, if not the most, prescribed orthotic aid. Rates of crutch injuries aren’t well quantified, but a 2014 systematic literature review revealed that over 70% of crutch complications develop from the use of axillary crutches. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Viewpoints News Source Type: news

Distal femoral angle linked to loss of quadriceps strength after TKA
Data from a study published in the September issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty suggest that distal femoral angle (DFA) may be linked to reductions in quadriceps strength following total knee arthroplasty (TKA).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Approximately 6 percent of primary lumbar diskectomy patients undergo revision at 7 years
A study published online in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research examines rates for revision diskectomy. The researchers reviewed data on 7,520 primary lumbar diskectomy patients from two national insurance databases in the United States.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Can risk stratification be a universal language?
A study published online in the journal Spine comparing predictors of surgical site infection (SSI) and hospital readmission after lumbar fusion in the United States, Denmark, and Japan found that these predictors vary between the three countries, suggesting that risk stratification models may need to be population specific or adjusted.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Factors Associated with Adverse Events in Inpatient Elective Spine, Knee, and Hip Orthopaedic Surgery
A study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery identified risk factors for adverse events associated with orthopaedic surgeries as captured within a common clinical point-of-care system for documenting adverse events.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Targeting cellular senescence prevents age-related bone loss in mice
A mouse study published online in Nature Medicine investigating the role of sensescent cells in age-related bone loss found that in aged mice, treatment with senolytic drugs (dasatinib and quercetin) to eliminate sensecent cells resulted in higher bone mass and strength and better bone microarchitecture than in mice treated by genetic vehicle.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Liposomal bupivacaine provides good pain control in shoulder arthroplasty
A study comparing outcomes with the use of liposomal bupivacaine (LB) versus continuous interscalene nerve block (CISB) in patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty found that the LB patients experienced excellent postoperative pain relief with fewer complications and at a lower cost than the CISB group.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

The ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator Has a Role in Predicting Discharge to Post-Acute Care in Total Joint Arthroplasty
A study evaluating the Surgical Risk Tool Calculator, the online tool of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP), found that for total joint arthroplasty procedures, the tool is an adequate predictor of discharge to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or rehabilitation but has limited usefulness for adverse events of 90-day readmission, return to operating room, deep vein thrombosis, and prosthetic joint infection.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

FAI features linked to radiographic findings consistent with early OA in young athletes
A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine examines physiological changes over a 5-year period for athletes aged 12 to 18 years with asymptomatic limited range of motion (LROM) of the hip.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that collagen changes its crystallinity in response to physical forces, suggesting that the ordered arrangement in collagen molecules of knee cartilage switches from one structural state to another as people walk. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Intensive Course in Basic Science in Orthopaedics
This popular intensive course covers all the topics required for the basic science examination. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

16th Oswestry Foot and Ankle Course
 This 3 day course will cover most of the core curriculum for the foot and ankle.  Hand on examination techniques with saw bone workshops, arthroscopy workshops and lecture aims to provide delegates with a core understanding of the management of common foot and ankle problems.  Aimed at ST3-8, SAS and newly appointed Consultants. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

Anatomy and Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics
The programme includes demonstrations on cadaveric prosection of the upper limb, lower limb and the spine in the Anatomy Department of the Institute of Orthopaedics.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

Nonoperative treatment linked to increased risk of nonunion compared to open treatment for displaced midshaft clavicle fracture
Data published in the Aug. 16 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that nonoperative treatment may be associated with increased risk of nonunion compared to open surgery and internal fixation (ORIF) for patients with displaced midshaft clavicle fractures.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Electrotherapy and acupuncture linked to reductions and delay in opioid consumption following total knee arthroplasty (TKA)
A study published online in the journal JAMA Surgery suggests that use of electrotherapy and acupuncture after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may be associated with reduced and delayed opioid consumption. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

How do outcomes compare for various approaches to treatment for shoulder septic arthritis?
A study published in the August issue of the Journal of the AAOS compares outcomes among patients with shoulder septic arthritis who were treated with arthrocentesis, open irrigation and débridement, or arthroscopic irrigation and débridement.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Corticosteroid injection may offer little advantage for Morton ’s neuroma patients treated with local anesthetic
According to a study published online in the journal Foot & Ankle International, corticosteroid injection plus local anesthetic may not be superior to local anesthetic alone in terms of pain and function for patients with Morton’s neuroma.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Combining Medical Interventions and Lifestyle Modifications in the Management of Chronic Pain
Pain is your body’s way of alerting you when something is wrong, which keeps you safe. Pain tells you to stop what you’re doing, to take it easy, or to seek treatment. But what about pain that lingers for weeks, months, or even years? When pain lasts for extended periods of time and disrupts normal life, it is no longer helpful or beneficial; it’s chronic pain, and it affects about 100 million Americans. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Spine Articles Source Type: news

Physical Medicine and Rehab
Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions is proud to announce the inaugural edition of the CME accredited Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation multi-track event.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

Joint Reconstruction Conference
is designed to discuss the latest and most advanced techniques in hip, knee and shoulder surgery/ arthroplasty. The programme content has been created by some of the most renowned joint reconstruction experts in the field.     (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

Factors Associated with Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Open Fractures
A study published online in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma examines factors linked to health-related quality of life following open fracture. The researchers drew data on 1,427 open fracture patients from a prospective, randomized, controlled trial conducted in the United States, Canada, Australia, and India.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Most People Not Bargain Hunters When It Comes to Health Care
A study published in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs suggests that, despite trends toward an increase in the availability of price data and patient cost sharing, comparatively few patients may seek pricing information.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Transhexamic acid linked to reduced blood loss for primary RTSA patients
Data from a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery suggest that patients who undergo primary reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) may benefit from the use of tranexamic acid (TXA).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

OrthoGate ranked #7 by Feedspot in Top 100 Orthopedic Blogs
OrthoGate has been ranked #7 and selected in the Top 100 from thousands of orthopedic blogs in the Feedspot index based on search and social metrics. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Re-hospitalization and Mortality Rates of Hip Fracture Patients Over 65
Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control illumines an alarming rate of hip fractures in the U.S. An estimated 300,000 adults over 65 experience a hip fracture each year, with over 95% of those being caused by a fall. Women are 3 to 4x as likely as men to experience a hip fracture in part because they have greater rates of osteoporosis and are more likely to fall. Hip fractures create a grave and potentially devastating situation for older adults. Not only is overall physical health and mobility negatively affected by a hip fracture, but risk of infection, cognitive decline, social isolation, and financial burden b...
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Viewpoints News Source Type: news

What factors are linked to shoulder and elbow injury for baseball pitchers?
A paper presented at the AOSSM annual meeting examines risk factors for shoulder and elbow injuries among professional baseball pitchers. The researchers reviewed data on 132 pitcher-seasons played from 2010 to 2015, and found that 25 shoulder and 28 elbow injuries occurred during the study period.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news