• Trochanteric fracture in elderly: what are the mortality risk factors?

    Infection, renal failure are linked to increased risk.

  • Better pain reduction with dexmedetomidine after knee, hip replacement

    Dexmedetomidine use is tied to decreased postoperative delirium, nausea, vomiting.

  • Nighttime freezes predict next-day emergency room “Orthomageddon”

    Information to help predict the need to staff up.

  • Spinal surgery safe in patients of advanced age, finds study
    Spinal surgery safe in patients of advanced age, finds study

    Findings from a prospective study of spinal surgeries performed in patients 80 years of age and older.

  • Un modelo matemático ayuda a personalizar la prótesis de reemplazo de cadera

    Científicos rusos han utilizado tecnologías avanzadas de modelado por ordenador y evaluado cómo debe ser la estructura biomecánica de estos implantes.

  • Higher complication rate with same-day discharge after joint replacement surgery
    Higher complication rate with same-day discharge after joint replacement surgery

    The growing trend towards same-day discharge after joint replacement should be approached with caution, authors say.

  • Survival of ‘converted’ total knee arthroplasty
    Survival of ‘converted’ total knee arthroplasty

    Converted partial knee replacements do not last as long as primary total knee replacement, finds study.

  • Achilles tendon rupture obtains no benefit from platelet-rich plasma

    230 patients were randomly assigned to PRP or dry needle placebo.

  • ACL injury: lever sign test markedly more sensitive than traditional tests

    The new test may provoke less guarding.

  • Duration of risk of post-operative pulmonary embolism
    Duration of risk of post-operative pulmonary embolism

    Should the duration of post-operative anticoagulant treatment be extended?

  • Pulmonary embolism: risk extends up to 18 weeks postsurgery

    Risk remains highest in first 6 weeks.

  • IDWeek 2019 — El protocolo de descolonización de SARM reduce la bacteriemia

    La descolonización preventiva de la piel y las fosas nasales en los pacientes con riesgo elevado deriva en reducciones de la bacteriemia por SARM.

  • Amsterdam Wrist Rules hold up in implementation study

    They can safely reduce X-rays.

  • FDA approves first device for pediatric progressive idiopathic scoliosis

    Device is intended for curvature in or near range for surgical treatment.

  • Displaced two-part proximal humerus fractures: is surgery necessary?
    Displaced two-part proximal humerus fractures: is surgery necessary?

    Findings from a new trial conducted among 88 patients in six hospitals across four European countries.

  • El Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona implanta una prótesis de rodilla personalizada
    El Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona implanta una prótesis de rodilla personalizada

    Este sistema permite reducir los riesgos, disminuir considerablemente las dolencias por desajustes o por la inestabilidad de la prótesis y facilitar una recuperación más rápida del paciente.

  • Low-dose ibuprofen in ED cuts pain as well as high dose

    Authors encourage modest discharge doses as well.

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