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RCT | High-dose steroid in low pain responders undergoing total knee arthroplasty

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:08h | UTC

High-dose steroid in low pain responders undergoing total knee arthroplasty: a randomised double-blind trial – British Journal of Anaesthesia

 


RCT | Shoulder stretching vs. shoulder muscle strength training for the prevention of baseball-related arm injuries

27 Jan, 2023 | 11:57h | UTC

Shoulder stretching versus shoulder muscle strength training for the prevention of baseball-related arm injuries: a randomized, active-controlled, open-label, non-inferiority study – Scientific Reports

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Preliminary study suggests decompression surgery may improve symptoms in neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:23h | UTC

Surgery Versus Continued Conservative Treatment for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: the First Randomised Clinical Trial (STOPNTOS Trial) – European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Related: Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Presentation, diagnosis, and treatment – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international

 


Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome: presentation, diagnosis, and treatment

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:22h | UTC

Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Presentation, diagnosis, and treatment – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international

 


RCT | Comparison of functional recovery between unicompartmental and total knee arthroplasty

26 Jan, 2023 | 11:58h | UTC

Comparison of Functional Recovery Between Unicompartmental and Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial – The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery  (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: Functional outcome measures show faster recovery with ‘partial’ versus total knee arthroplasty – Wolters Kluwer

Commentary: Partial Knee Arthroplasty Shortens Recovery Time in Patients With Medial Knee OA – Consultant 360

 


SR (mostly from observational studies) | Fast-track protocols for patients undergoing spine surgery

25 Jan, 2023 | 11:20h | UTC

Fast-track protocols for patients undergoing spine surgery: a systematic review – BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Related:

Consensus statement for perioperative care in lumbar spinal fusion: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society recommendations – The Spine Journal

Pathway for enhanced recovery after spinal surgery-a systematic review of evidence for use of individual components – BMC Anesthesiology

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and its applicability for major spine surgery – Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology

Complete List of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

Top 100 Most-Cited Articles on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Bibliometric Analysis and Visualized Study – Frontiers in Surgery

 


RCT | Low-dose exercise provides similar benefits as high-dose exercise in patients with knee osteoarthritis

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:26h | UTC

High- Versus Low-Dose Exercise Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Multicenter Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Low- vs High-Dose Exercise Programs Yielded Similar Benefits in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis – HCP Live

 


M-A | Routine use of α1-antagonists in orthopedic surgery increases adverse events and does not reduce postoperative urinary retention

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:20h | UTC

Impact of perioperative α1-antagonists on postoperative urinary retention in orthopaedic surgery: meta-analysis – BJS Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Health and economic outcomes associated with musculoskeletal disorders attributable to high BMI in 192 countries

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:16h | UTC

Health and Economic Outcomes Associated With Musculoskeletal Disorders Attributable to High Body Mass Index in 192 Countries and Territories in 2019 – JAMA Network Open

 


Multiligamentous knee injuries: acute management, associated injuries, and anticipated return to activity

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:13h | UTC

Multiligamentous Knee Injuries: Acute Management, Associated Injuries, and Anticipated Return to Activity – Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (free for a limited period)

 


M-A | Intra-articular lidocaine vs. intravenous sedation for closed reduction of acute anterior shoulder dislocation in the emergency department

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:10h | UTC

Intra-articular lidocaine versus intravenous sedation for closed reduction of acute anterior shoulder dislocation in the emergency department: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

 


Key elements of enhanced recovery after total joint arthroplasty: a reanalysis of the ERAS guidelines

20 Jan, 2023 | 14:49h | UTC

Key Elements of Enhanced Recovery after Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Reanalysis of the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Guidelines – Orthopaedic Surgery

Related:

Consensus statement for perioperative care in total hip replacement and total knee replacement surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society recommendations – Acta Orthopaedica

Enhanced recovery pathways in orthopedic surgery – Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

Enhanced recovery after surgery for primary hip and knee arthroplasty: a review of the evidence – British Journal of Anaesthesia

 


RCT | Oral ibuprofen and oral ketorolac are similarly effective for children with acute traumatic pain

20 Jan, 2023 | 14:47h | UTC

Oral ibuprofen versus oral ketorolac for children with moderate and severe acute traumatic pain: a randomized comparative study – European Journal of Pediatrics

 


RCT | Bilateral ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block vs. wound infiltration for postoperative analgesia in lumbar spinal fusion surgery

20 Jan, 2023 | 14:18h | UTC

Bilateral ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block versus wound infiltration for postoperative analgesia in lumbar spinal fusion surgery: a randomized controlled trial – European Spine Journal

Commentary: Bilateral USG-guided ESP block decreases short-term opioid consumption after lumbar spinal fusion surgery – Medical Dialogues

 


RCT | Aspirin noninferior to low-molecular-weight heparin for thromboprophylaxis after a fracture

19 Jan, 2023 | 14:30h | UTC

Aspirin or Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for Thromboprophylaxis after a Fracture – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: Aspirin as effective as blood thinner injections to prevent deadly complications in patients hospitalized with bone fractures – University of Maryland School of Medicine

Commentary: PREVENT CLOT Supports Aspirin for VTE Prevention in Trauma Fractures – TCTMD

 


Review | Surgical site infection prevention

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:31h | UTC

Surgical Site Infection Prevention: A Review – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Author interview: Surgical Site Infection Prevention – JAMA

Related:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017 – JAMA Surgery 

Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection – World Health Organization 

Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 

APSIC guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

Perioperative care bundles for the prevention of surgical-site infections: meta-analysis – British Journal of Surgery

AAOS Guideline: Prevention of surgical site infections after major extremity trauma.

 


Guideline | Diagnosis and treatment of lateral meniscal lesions

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:23h | UTC

Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lateral Meniscal Lesions: A Consensus Statement by the Chinese Society of Sports Medicine – Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

 


RCT | Does choice of patellar implant in total knee arthroplasty matter?

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:06h | UTC

Does Choice of Patellar Implant in Total Knee Arthroplasty Matter? A Randomized Comparative Trial of 3 Commonly Used Designs – The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: To resurface the patellar: Onlay, Inlay or Onlay Oval? – Orthopedics This Week

 


Study shows many patients com safely wait 10 years for follow-up after primary hip and knee replacement

13 Jan, 2023 | 13:17h | UTC

Safety of disinvestment in mid- to late-term follow-up post primary hip and knee replacement: the UK SAFE evidence synthesis and recommendations – Health Technology Assessment

Commentary: Joint replacements: many people can safely wait 10 years for follow-up – National Institute for Health and Care Research

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | Effect of a biopsychosocial intervention vs. postural therapy in patients with acute and subacute spine pain

12 Jan, 2023 | 13:15h | UTC

Effect of a Biopsychosocial Intervention or Postural Therapy on Disability and Health Care Spending Among Patients With Acute and Subacute Spine Pain: The SPINE CARE Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

See also: Visual Abstract

News Release: Randomized Trial Finds Therapies for Spine Pain Improved Disability and Quality of Life But Did Not Decrease Healthcare Spending – Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Commentary: Noninvasive Interventions Can Reduce Spine Pain Versus Usual Care – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A | The incidence of complications following scarf osteotomy for the treatment of hallux valgus

11 Jan, 2023 | 14:03h | UTC

The Incidence of Complications Following Scarf Osteotomy for the Treatment of Hallux Valgus: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis – The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Study of 1,583 scarf osteotomies uncovers outcome stats – Orthopedics This Week

 


Retrospective Study | Incidence, timing, and predictors of hip dislocation after primary total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis

11 Jan, 2023 | 14:01h | UTC

Incidence, Timing, and Predictors of Hip Dislocation After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis – Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Who (and why) risks dislocation after hip arthroplasty? – Orthopedics This Week

 


SR | Clinical predictors of fracture in patients with shoulder dislocation

11 Jan, 2023 | 14:00h | UTC

Clinical predictors of fracture in patients with shoulder dislocation: systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy studies – Emergency Medicine

Journal (link to abstract – $ for full-text / free link to the article here)

 


ACP Guideline | Pharmacologic treatment of primary osteoporosis or low bone mass to prevent fractures in adults

9 Jan, 2023 | 14:59h | UTC

Pharmacologic Treatment of Primary Osteoporosis or Low Bone Mass to Prevent Fractures in Adults: A Living Clinical Guideline From the American College of Physicians – Annals of Internal Medicine

See also: Effectiveness and Safety of Treatments to Prevent Fractures in People With Low Bone Mass or Primary Osteoporosis: A Living Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis for the American College of Physicians – Annals of Internal Medicine

News Release: American College of Physicians recommends bisphosphonates for initial treatment for osteoporosis in males and postmenopausal females diagnosed with primary osteoporosis

Summary for Patients: Pharmacologic Treatment of Primary Osteoporosis or Low Bone Mass to Prevent Fractures in Adults

 


RCT | Nonoperative vs. operative treatment for displaced finger metacarpal shaft fractures

9 Jan, 2023 | 13:58h | UTC

Nonoperative Versus Operative Treatment for Displaced Finger Metacarpal Shaft Fractures: A Prospective, Noninferiority, Randomized Controlled Trial – The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

 


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