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What’s New in Spine Surgery 2018, Part II

Previously, Chad A. Krueger, MD, JBJS Deputy Editor for Social Media, selected what he deemed to be the most clinically compelling findings from among the more than 25 studies cited in the  485 more words

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Immobilization after Fixation of Distal Radial Fractures

OrthoBuzz occasionally receives posts from guest bloggers. This guest post comes from Matthew Herring, MD, in response to a recent study in JBJS.

Postoperative immobilization after internal fixation of fractures is common practice. 455 more words

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Fluctuating Glucose Levels Linked to Post-TJA Problems

At any given time, a patient’s blood-glucose level is easy to measure. Beyond the standard pre/postoperative lab values, there are finger sticks, transdermal meters, and other modalities that make taking a patient’s glucose “snapshot” pretty straightforward.  354 more words

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JBJS 100: SCFE Outcomes, Scoliosis Treatment

Under one name or another, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery has published quality orthopaedic content spanning three centuries. In 1919, our publication was called the… 290 more words

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Racial Disparities in Health Outcomes Tied to Unequal Access to Care

Most health researchers attribute the well-defined racial disparities seen in outcomes for both acute and chronic illnesses to unequal access to health care, particularly preventive care. 375 more words

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Quantitative Guidance for Treating Patients with Spinal Epidural Abscess

Any patient presenting with a spinal epidural abscess is in a high-risk situation, but decisions about operative versus nonoperative management in such cases are influenced largely by the presence, absence, or imminent risk of a motor deficit. 198 more words

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Using Tranexamic Acid: Not If, But How

Most surgeons agree that tranexamic acid (TXA) is effective at reducing blood loss associated with a variety of surgical procedures, including total joint arthroplasty. The question is no longer whether it works but, more specifically, how is TXA most safely and effectively used. 380 more words

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