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Orthopedics

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VTE Risk After Joint Replacement: Does Anticoagulant Choice Matter?

β€” Large claims-based study provides some answers

A photo of a patient recovering after knee replacement surgery.

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Stronger Quads May Lower Risk for Knee Replacement Surgery

Higher quadricep-hamstring ratio associated with 82% lower odds in NIH cohort

Nov 29, 2023
Another Long-Acting Steroid Shot Impresses in Knee OA

Liposomal formulation OK for repeat dosing, phase III study indicates

Nov 16, 2023
'Naked' Gene Therapy Promising for Osteoarthritis

Phase II results pave way for bigger and better trial

Nov 13, 2023
Long-Acting Steroid Gives 14 Weeks of Knee OA Relief

Placebo-controlled trial gives novel product a tentative boost

Nov 13, 2023
'Naked' Gene Therapy Promising for Osteoarthritis

Phase II results pave way for bigger and better trial

Long-Acting Steroid Gives 14 Weeks of Knee OA Relief

Placebo-controlled trial gives novel product a tentative boost

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The Case of the Lost Fingertip

Was conservative management the right choice?

A photo composite of a womans hand with her third finger tip severed

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Breaking Legs in Pursuit of the 'Perfect Body'

What are the ethics of leg-lengthening surgery?

Nov 09, 2023
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Heart Injuries Suggest Reconsideration of Holding BP Meds for Surgery

Pause on ACE inhibitors, ARBs yields more acute hypertension with no prevention of hypotension

Nov 06, 2023
A photo of a senior woman sitting on an operating table prior to surgery.
Bone Density Mostly Catches Up After Adolescent Use of Gender-Affirming Hormones

Researchers noted an exception in the lumbar spine among people assigned male at birth

Oct 30, 2023
A photo of a male physician sitting on a stool next to his young female patient during a bone density scan.
Want to Reduce Knee OA Risk? Weight Work May Help

History of strength training tied to reduced incidence later in life

Oct 23, 2023
 A photo of a man using a piece of gym equipment for leg extension exercises.
Is It a Sports Injury, or Something More Serious?

Osteoscarcomas can present to any clinical setting, pediatric researcher says

Oct 23, 2023
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Make the Diagnosis: Another Reason to Avoid Falls

A 66-year-old woman presented to the emergency room with wrist pain and decreased range of motion on her right wrist after falling at home earlier that day. Can you diagnose the patient?

Oct 23, 2023
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Carbohydrates and Long-Term Weight Change; Value of Cardiac Transfers

Also in TTHealthWatch: reducing infections in joint replacement

Oct 21, 2023
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Kids Specializing in One Sport More at Risk for Injury and Burnout, Experts Say

Expert panelists want to increase awareness among healthcare providers

Oct 20, 2023
A photo of children during basketball skills practice in a school gym.
Beefed-Up Antibiotic Prophylaxis No Help for Post-Arthroplasty Infections

And adding vancomycin to cefazolin may have increased surgical-site infections after knee surgery

Oct 18, 2023
A photo of a female nurse checking on her female patient’s knee prior to knee surgery.
Hold Off a Bit Before Operating on Broken Hips, Study Suggests

Older patients on anticoagulants benefit from modest delay

Oct 16, 2023
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Common Shoulder Procedure Found Worthless

No advantage over sham in randomized controlled trial

Oct 11, 2023
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Postmenopausal Fracture Risk for SGLT2 Inhibitors Similar to Other Diabetes Drugs

Lower risk compared with DPP-4 inhibitors, andΒ similar risk versus GLP-1 receptor agonists

Sep 26, 2023
An x-ray image of an intertrochanteric fracture of the left femur
Joint Replacement Outcomes a Bit Better With Patient Reports Post-Surgery

Not a huge benefit, study finds, but could be a step toward more consistent follow-up care

Sep 01, 2023
A close up photo of the scar on a woman’s knee from from knee replacement surgery
Brain Damage, Including CTE, Seen in Athletes Who Died Young

Cognitive, behavioral symptoms frequent among brain donors under age 30

Aug 28, 2023
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