A study recently published online by JAMA Surgery reports that the use of aspirin may be just as effective as the use of newer, more expensive anticoagulants such as enoxaparin (Lovenox) and rivaroxaban (Xarelto) in preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) after primary total knee arthroplasty – which could help reduce costs for the nearly 1 million Americans who have knee replacement surgery each year.
How do the expectations of patients compare with their surgeons regarding outcomes of periacetabular osteotomy?
Our objective was to determine the frequency and strength of agreement between patients and their surgeons on preoperative expectations of the outcomes of periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) surgery. We also sought to determine whether patient preoperative function and pain levels were associated with patients’ and surgeons’ expectations and to identify the motivating factors for patients to undergo PAO.
What Is the Reliability and Accuracy of Intraoperative Fluoroscopy in Evaluating Anterior, Lateral, and Posterior Coverage During Periacetabular Osteotomy?
Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is an established treatment for acetabular dysplasia in the skeletally mature individual. Fluoroscopy is used intraoperatively for osteotomy completion and to judge fragment correction. However, a comprehensive study validating fluoroscopy to judge anterior, lateral, and posterior coverage in PAO has not been reported
Slope-reducing tibial osteotomy decreases ACL-graft forces and anterior tibial translation under axial load
Posterior tibial slope (PTS) represents an important risk factor for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft failure, as seen in clinical studies.