Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty: A Review of the Evidence for Surgical Technique, Outcome, and Complications

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty: A Review of the Evidence for Surgical Technique, Outcome, and Complications

Hip resurfacing arthroplasty has reemerged as a valid reconstruction option for the osteoarthritic hip. Patient selection is critical for excellent surgical outcomes, especially when compared with total hip arthroplasty. However,…

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DVT Prophylaxis in Total Joint Reconstruction

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on DVT Prophylaxis in Total Joint Reconstruction

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is the end result of a complex interaction of events including the activation of the clotting cascade in conjunction with platelet aggregation. Patients undergoing major lower…

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Graft Selection for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Level I Systematic Review Comparing Failure Rates and Functional Outcomes

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Graft Selection for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Level I Systematic Review Comparing Failure Rates and Functional Outcomes

Tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most common ligamentous injury of the knee. Reconstructing this ligament is often required to restore functional stability of the knee. Many…

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A Critical Appraisal of the SPRINT Trial

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on A Critical Appraisal of the SPRINT Trial

The Study to Prospectively evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Tibial fractures (SPRINT) was a randomized controlled trial to evaluate rates of reoperation and complications resulting from reamed versus unreamed intramedullary…

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Fusion Versus Disk Replacement for Degenerative Conditions of the Lumbar and Cervical Spine: Quid Est Testimonium?

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Fusion Versus Disk Replacement for Degenerative Conditions of the Lumbar and Cervical Spine: Quid Est Testimonium?

This article compares the outcomes following spinal fusion and disk replacement for degenerative conditions of the lumbar and cervical spine. The short-term outcomes of lumbar and cervical total disk replacement…

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