ORTHOPAEDICS HORIZON SCANNING BULLETIN Volume 8 Issue 4

May 8, 2017
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Total knee arthroplasty using ultra-congruent inserts can provide similar stability and function compared with cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty

May 5, 2017

Source:  Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 2017, 24th April [epub ahead of print]

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Patients who had undergone either cruciate-retaining (CR) or ultra-congruent (UC) total knee arthroplasty were followed up after 3 years. Patients with posterior cruciate ligament resection using the UC design showed comparable functional outcomes with those of CR total knee arthroplasty and provided similar in vivo stability.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Cementless total hip arthroplasty with extended sliding trochanteric osteotomy for high congenital hip dislocation

May 5, 2017

Source:  Medicine, 2017, 96 (14) e6581

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This retrospective study evaluated the results of cementless total hip arthroplasty combined with extended sliding trochanteric osteotomy for 19 patients with high congenital hip dislocation. The researchers also assessed whether chronic low back pain was relieved after surgery.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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What is the responsiveness and respondent burden of the new Knee Society score?

May 3, 2017

Source:  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2017, 4th April [epub]

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: In this longitudinal study, the new Knee Society score (NKSS) was evaluated for its responsiveness and respondent burden. A cohort of 148 patients who had undergone total knee arthroplasty by the same surgeon were assessed using the NKSS and other scores.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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The association between the day of the week of milestones in the care pathway of patients with hip fracture and 30-day mortality: findings from a prospective national registry – The National Hip Fracture Database of England and Wales

May 3, 2017

Source:  BMC Medicine, 2017, 15 (1) p. 62

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Date of publication: March 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: In this study, the association between the day of the week of care pathway milestones (admission, surgery, inpatient stay and discharge) and 30-day mortality was investigated. Sunday surgery and a delay to surgery of more than 24 hours were both associated with a 9.4% increase in 30-day mortality.

Length of publication: 13 pages

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Comparison of traditional surgery and surgery assisted by three dimensional printing technology in the treatment of tibial plateau fractures

May 3, 2017

Source:  International Orthopaedics 2017, 10 April [epub]

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Date of publication:  April 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  72 patients with tibial plateau fractures were enrolled in the study from April 2014 to October 2015. They were divided into two groups: 34 cases of 3D model group, 38 cases of traditional surgery group.  Results suggest that the 3D printing group has a better clinical efficacy and patient and doctor satisfaction.

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Acknowledgement:  International Orthopaedics


Feasibility of outpatient total hip and knee arthroplasty in unselected patients: a prospective 2-center study

May 3, 2017

Source:  Acta Orthopaedica 2017, 20 April [epub]

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Date of publication:  April 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Identified the number of patients suitable for outpatient THA and TKA in an unselected patient population, investigated the proportion of patients who were discharged on the day of surgery, and identified reasons for patients not being discharged on the day of surgery.

Length of publication:  6 pages

Acknowledgement:  Acta Orthopaedica