The most popular stories of September
October 1, 2014
Orthopedics Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories most viewed from September 2014 to keep you abreast of the current hot topics in orthopedics.
Short-stem THA usage in elderly patients yields positive outcomes
Use of short-stem implants for total hip arthroplasty in elderly patients allowed for sustained fixation and adaptive bone remodeling postoperatively, according to study results. Read more.
Early manipulation after TKA leads to improved outcomes
Study findings showed patients who underwent earlier manipulation of the knee following total knee arthroplasty saw better clinical outcomes than those whose manipulation occurred later. Read more.
Perioperative protocols could decrease surgical-site infection after TJA
Among patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty, the addition of a perioperative protocol could further decrease surgical site infections, according to study results. Read more.
Antibiotic cement during primary TKA may not decrease infection rates
Judicious risk-stratified usage of antibiotic cement during primary total knee arthroplasty may not decrease infection at 1 year, according to recently published data. Read more.
Hip resurfacing implant offers lower revision, complication rates for hip arthritis
Use of hip resurfacing arthroplasty for the treatment of hip arthritis in younger patients demonstrated a lower rate of revision and complications at short-term follow up, according to study results. Read more.