Recall and patient perceptions of hip precautions 6 weeks after total hip arthroplasty

August 3, 2017

Source:  Acta Orthopaedica, e-pub 12th July 2017

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This study assessed recall, adherence and the impact of precautions on activities of daily living in the first 6 weeks postoperatively for patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty. A new questionnaire was designed, based on the education patients received. 129 patients received the questionnaire at 6 weeks postoperatively and 75% responded before the 8th week postoperatively.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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What’s new in musculoskeletal infection: update across orthopaedic subspecialties

August 2, 2017

Source:  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 2017, 99(14), 1132–43

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Date of publication:  July 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Explores several orthopaedic subspecialties including hip and knee, foot and ankle, trauma, sports medicine.

Length of publication:  12 pages

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Acknowledgement:  JBJS


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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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


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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Hip shape as a predictor of osteoarthritis progression in a prospective population cohort

January 18, 2017

Source:  Arthritis Care & Research 2016, December 19 [epub]

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Date of publication:  December 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Used radiographic, MRI, DXA and clinical data from 831 patients to test the hypothesis that hip shape is a predictor of osteoarthritis, hip pain, THA, effusion-synovitis, bone marrow lesions, muscle strength and hip structural changes.

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Acknowledgement:  Arthritis Care & Research


Time driven activity based cost of fast-track total hip and knee arthroplasty

January 16, 2017

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2016, December 29 [epub]

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Date of publication:  December 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Looked at 2 different Danish orthopaedic departments with standardised fast-track programmes but with different logistical set-ups, to see if cost-improvements could be made if the organisational set-up was standardised.

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Acknowledgement:  Journal of Arthroplasty