AAOS Now, October 2018
Speaking of Sports Medicine
The 20th Annual Sports Medicine Course, presented by AAOS, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America, will take place in Park City, Utah, Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, 2019. This popular educational event, led by course director Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, and codirectors CAPT (Ret.) Matthew T. Provencher, MD, MC USNR, and Kevin E.
Study Details How to Improve RTS Rates in Young Athletes with Shoulder Instability
Managing shoulder instability in athletes younger than 22 years of age can be challenging due to the high failure rates associated with nonoperative treatment and the high recurrence and low return-to-sport (RTS) rates following arthroscopic shoulder stabilization.
Meta-analysis Evaluates CDC’s Recommendation of a Single, Preoperative Dose of Antibiotics
Postoperative infections following orthopaedic procedures that involve placement of metallic implants can be devastating and may result in infected nonunion, removal of hardware and antibiotic spacer placement, prolonged use of antibiotics, or even amputation.
Second Look - Clinical
Overnight stay after THA—Same-day discharge (SDD) following total hip arthroplasty (THA) could be related to personal patient preference, according to a prospective cohort study published in The Journal of Arthroplasty (online). The study included 106 patients younger than 75 years who did not need to use a walker, had an American Society of Anesthesiologists score of 1–3, had a body mass index < 40 kg/m2, and agreed to SDD prior to surgery.
Is There a Clear Solution for Recurrent Disk Herniations?
Microdiskectomy is the most common surgical procedure used to treat lumbar disk herniations when conservative care fails. Although good to excellent results are achieved about 90 percent of the time, recurrent disk herniation reportedly occurs in 7 percent to 18 percent of cases and is one of the most common causes of reoperation.