2017 American College of Rheumatology / American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Guideline for the Perioperative Management of Antirheumatic Medication in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases Undergoing Elective Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty

August 30, 2017

Source: Arthritis Care and Research, 2017, 69 (8) p. 1111-1124

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Date of publication: August 2017

Publication type: Practice guidelines

In a nutshell: This collaboration between the American College of Rheumatology and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons developed an evidence-based guideline for the perioperative management of antirheumatic drug therapy for adults with rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis including ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, or systemic lupus erythematosus undergoing elective total hip or total knee arthroplasty.

Length of publication: 14 pages

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Cost effectiveness of patellofemoral versus total knee arthroplasty in younger patients

August 16, 2017

Source:  Bone & Joint Journal 2017, 99(8), 1028–36

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Date of publication:  August 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Analyses the cost-effectiveness of patellofemoral versus total knee arthroplasty for the management of isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis in the United States-based population.

Length of publication:  9 pages

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Acknowledgement: Bone & Joint Journal


Improving value in total hip and knee arthroplasty: the role of high volume hospitals

August 16, 2017

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2017, August 1 [epub]

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Date of publication:  August 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  authors identified 2,702 hospitals that performed a total of 458,259 primary arthroplasty procedures in 2014, 47% of which were classed as low volume (performing less than 100 TJA procedures a year), to determine if higher volume centers have lower costs and better outcomes than lower volume hospitals.

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Acknowledgement:  Journal of Arthroplasty


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


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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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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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