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  • Tips for Managing Periprosthetic Fractures of the Distal Femur

    Why is open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) the gold standard for managing periprosthetic fractures of the distal femur? Because it works, George J. Haidukewych, MD, told attendees at ICJR’s Advanced Techniques in Total Hip & Total Knee Arthroplasty course, achieving bony union in more than 90% of cases.

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  • Re-Revision THA Due to Dislocation: Does the Implant Matter?

    Using data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry, researchers evaluated whether implant choice in revision total hip arthroplasty for dislocation can reduce the risk of recurrent dislocations and, subsequently, the need for a second revision surgery.

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  • Tranexamic Acid Shows No Associated Complications in Certain High-Risk Patients

    The research is intended to address a knowledge gap on the use of tranexamic acid, a drug that is currently used in the majority of patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery. The current study adds weight to the conclusion of smaller prior studies that show there is no evidence suggesting the drug carries more complications in high-risk patients.

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  • Exercises to Help With Hip Tendonitis

    If you have hip tendonitis, you may benefit from exercise to help relieve your pain. Exercise for hip tendonitis can help strengthen muscles, offering more support to your hip joint and improving your ability to move normally.

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  • Risk for Acute Kidney Injury High With Protocol for Post-TKA Infection

    Among patients with normal renal function at baseline who are treated with a high-dose antibiotic-loaded bone cement (ALBC) spacer and systemic antibiotic therapy after resection of a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) following a primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA), 14 percent develop acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a study published online March 29 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons