A patient’s perception of their hospital stay influences the functional outcome and satisfaction of total knee arthroplasty

May 3, 2017

Source:  Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 2017 137(5) 693–700

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Date of publication:  May 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Looked at total knee arthroplasty patient outcome data over a 5-year period and satisfaction with their hospital stay was also evaluated and their reasons for it were qualitatively documented.  Concluded that a patient’s perception of their inpatient hospital experience after surgery is an important modifiable predictor of early functional outcome and satisfaction with TKA.

Length of publication:  8 pages

Acknowledgement:  Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery


Is it worth discriminating against patients who smoke? A systematic literature review on the effects of tobacco use in foot and ankle surgery

May 3, 2017

Source:  The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 2017 56(3) 594–99

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Date of publication:  May–June 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  46 articles on different aspects of foot and ankle surgery met the criteria to be included in the study.  Many procedures were associated with negative outcomes, but those not involving osseous unions did not appear to have negative outcomes associated with smoking.

Length of publication:  6 pages

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Acknowledgement:  The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery


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April 21, 2017

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ORTHOPAEDICS HORIZON SCANNING BULLETIN Volume 8 Issue 3

March 27, 2017

Perioperative smoking cessation improved outcomes in TJA patients who quit smoking

March 20, 2017

Source:  Healio Orthopedics Today

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Date of publication: March 17th 2017

Publication type: Audiovisual

In a nutshell: This video clip discusses a pilot study of patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA) who were enrolled on a perioperative smoking cessation programme. The presenter found that patients completing the smoking cessation programme before TJA were more likely to give up smoking. Patients undergoing a total knee replacement who completed the smoking cessation programme appeared to have a decrease in adverse events.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting March 14-18, 2017; San Diego


Risk of postoperative complications increased with longer surgical delay of hip fractures

March 20, 2017

Source:  Healio Orthopedics Today

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Date of publication: March 17th 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Patients with hip fractures who experienced a surgical delay of 2 days or more had a greater risk of postoperative complications, according to research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Using the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, the researchers assessed 30-day individual and overall complication rates among 4,696 patients aged 60 years or older who underwent treatment for hip fractures and compared the rates between various time-based cohorts.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting March 14-18, 2017; San Diego


Determining health-related quality-of-life outcomes using the SF-6D following total hip arthroplasty

March 20, 2017

Source:  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American), 2017, 99 (6) p. 494-498

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Date of publication: March 15th 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Patients’ perceptions of their postoperative improvement play a role in their surgical success and satisfaction. However, a patient’s perceived improvement in their quality of life can be difficult to quantify. This study used the Short Form-6D utility score as a health-related quality of life measure to determine SF-6D values of patients who have undergone total hip arthoplasty.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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