Hip fractures: appropriate timing to operative intervention

July 26, 2017

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2017, July 25 [epub]

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Date of publication:  July 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Looked at 4,215 patients who underwent surgery for hip fracture.  Concludes that surgical delay of ≥2 days confers an increased risk of complications in those undergoing non THA procedures, and recommends surgical intervention prior to 48 hours from hospital admission.

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Acknowledgement:  Journal of Arthroplasty


The weekend effect for hip factor surgery

May 24, 2017

Source:  Injury 2017, May 15 [epub]

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Date of publication:  May 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Investigates the effect of weekend admission and weekend surgery on 30-day and 1-year mortality following hip fracture surgery in a hospital in the Netherlands.   This study did not find any effects of weekend admissions/surgery; however the reader will need an understanding of the levels of weekend staffing in the Netherlands compared to the NHS in England.

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Acknowledgement:  Injury


Further dissemination

May 16, 2017

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ORTHOPAEDICS HORIZON SCANNING BULLETIN Volume 8 Issue 4

May 8, 2017

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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