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  • Osteoarthritis research: Hot mud and salt baths

    Could hot mud treatments and sodium chloride mineral baths relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis? A small scale pilot study, although limited in scope, concludes that they are worth further investigation.

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  • Why Leg Length Discrepancy after THA Matters – and How It Can Be Prevented

    One of the keys to a successful total hip arthroplasty (THA) is restoration of appropriate leg length and offset. Why does this matter? At the 7th Annual ICJR South Hip & Knee Course, Bryan D. Springer, MD, from OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, gave 3 very good reasons

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  • Managing Pain in Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients

    Regional anesthesia – specifically, interscalene blocks – have been advocated as an alternative to intravenous opioids to manage pain in patients undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty. They’ve generally done a good job of providing analgesia. [1-3] The problem, as described by Thomas (Quin) Throckmorton, MD, during a presentation at ICJR’s 7th Annual Shoulder Course, is that interscalene blocks are associated with some pretty serious side effects, including respiratory side effects similar to those associated with opioid use.

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  • Long-term outcomes of total elbow arthroplasty for distal humeral fracture: results from a prior randomized clinical trial

    Total elbow arthroplasty (TEA) is a reliable treatment for elderly patients with comminuted intra-articular distal humeral fractures. However, the longevity and long-term complications associated with this procedure are unknown. The objectives of this study were to examine long-term outcomes and implant survival in elderly patients undergoing TEA for fracture.

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  • Bilateral Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for 2 Different Etiologies

    Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) was originally designed for the treatment of end-stage rotator cuff arthropathy. Prior to its development, the best option for patients with this disease was a hemiarthroplasty, which helped with pain relief but was not as reliable for restoring shoulder function.

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