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  • Are Volume Criteria Warranted for Surgeons Performing Reverse TSA?

    More than a decade after the first prosthesis for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) was approved in the US, a study from Johns Hopkins University has found a persistently high rate of device-related complications associated with the procedure, possibly due to a steep learning curve for surgeons.

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  • Tips and Techniques for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty

    At ICJR’s Winter Hip & Knee Course, Richard A. Berger, MD, from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, shared the tried-and-true techniques he relies on for surgical management of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients.

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  • Timing of steroid shots before rotator cuff surgery affects infection risk

    For patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, previous steroid injections into the shoulder don't increase the risk of surgical-site infection—unless the injection is administered within one month before surgery, reports a study in the April 17, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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  • Ulnar Nerve Injury

    The ulnar nerve is one of the major nerves of the upper extremity. Nerves are structures that allow information to travel from the brain to the periphery of your body, and nerves can also send messages back to the brain. Nerves in the upper extremity carry important information about sensations that you can feel, and movements that your brain wants your body to make.

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  • Rotator cuff repair with biceps tenodesis did not impact speed of recovery after surgery

    Outcomes and the speed of recovery were similar between patients who underwent rotator cuff repair with bicep tenodesis and patients who underwent only rotator cuff repair, according to a presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

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  • Torn Elbow Biceps Tendon

    Injuries to the distal biceps tendon are not uncommon. Most often occurring in middle-aged men, these injuries often occur when lifting heavy objects. Over 90 percent of distal biceps tendon tears occur in men.

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  • Tips and Techniques for TKA in the Varus Knee

    At ICJR’s Winter Hip & Knee Course, Richard W. McCalden, MD, FRCSC, from London Health Sciences Center, London, Ontario, Canada, shared the tried-and-true techniques he relies on for surgical management of total knee arthroplasty in patients with a varus knee deformity.

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  • Most THA Patients Can Skip Hip Precautions, Study Suggests

    One of the benefits of the direct anterior approach over the traditional posterior approach to total hip arthroplasty (THA) is the lower risk of early dislocation, making standard hip precautions in the weeks after surgery unnecessary.

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  • Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness

    In this article, we describe 10 shoulder stretches and their benefits. We also discuss what causes shoulder tightness and how to prevent it.

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  • Tone up your triceps with these top strength exercises

    Working your triceps might not always be top of mind, but toning the muscles that run along the backs of your upper arms is key to the smooth functioning of your elbows and to also give bare arms a sleeker look.

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - AAOS
  • Mississippi State Medical Association
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand