Multiple risk factors, BMD associated with hip fracture in older men
Older men with an increasing number of specific risk factors combined with decreased bone mineral density at the femoral neck are at elevated risk for hip fracture, according to study findings.
Preoperative opioid use linked with lower outcome scores after TSA
Patients with a history of preoperative opioid use experienced significantly lower preoperative baseline and final outcome scores after total shoulder arthroplasty than patients who did not take opioids preoperatively, according to results.
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Parental hip fracture predicts fracture risk in adult offspring
Adults are at higher risk for major osteoporotic fracture if one of their parents experienced a hip fracture, particularly if that fracture occurred at a younger age, according to recent study findings.
Repair cartilage potentially can heal horribly broken bones
Source: Science Daily
Now new research shows that stem cells could one day be stimulated to make a special type of cartilage to help repair large, hard-to-heal bone fractures.
Tranexamic acid use in TSA linked with reduced blood loss, shorter hospitalization
Patients who received tranexamic acid prior to total shoulder arthroplasty had a statistically significant reduction in blood loss and had shorter recovery room and hospital stays than controls, according to results.
A look at factors correlated with scapular notching after reverse shoulder arthroplasty
At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Eric Ricchetti, MD, discussed implant and patient-specific factors correlated with scapular notching following reverse shoulder arthroplasty. He noted increased range of motion caused more impingement events which lead to scapular notching.
Malnourished patients had increased risk for short-term complications after TSA
Patients who were malnourished prior to total shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly increased risk for blood transfusion, longer hospital stay and death within 30 days of surgery, according to results of this retrospective database study.
TXA seen as less expensive treatment option for anemic patients undergoing TJA
Investigators of this retrospective study found that for patients with preoperative anemia who underwent total joint arthroplasty, treatment with tranexamic acid and packed red blood cells was significantly less expensive than treatment with either IV iron supplementation or IV erythropoietin.
Use of off-label devices increased costs and length of stay in TJA
Greater length of stay, admission costs, long-term complications risks and inpatient facility discharge likelihood was found among patients who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty with an off-label prosthesis, according to results.