J Arthroplasty 2019 08 10;34(8):1857-1858. Epub 2019 Apr 10.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2021 Sep 16. Epub 2021 Sep 16.
From the Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, Maywood, IL (Burnham and Brown), the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ (Kiernan), the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Spartanburg, SC (Ortega), the Loyola University Chicago, Center for Translational Research, Maywood, IL (Wesolowski), the Northshore University HealthSystem, Skokie, IL (Tauchen), the OrthoArizona, Scottsdale, AZ (Russo), and the Carolina Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates, Spartanburg, SC (Gerscovich).
Purpose: To investigate the learning curve associated with performing direct anterior total hip arthroplasty (THA) immediately after fellowship training in this approach.Methods: This was a multicenter, retrospective study that collected data on all direct anterior THAs performed by four fellowship-trained arthroplasty surgeons in their first year of practice. Demographic data, surgical time, blood loss, surgical complications, and medical complications were recorded. Read More
J Orthop Trauma 2021 Oct;35(Suppl 5):S26-S31
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.
Summary: Currently, the literature is unclear regarding the optimal treatment algorithm for geriatric acetabular fractures. In a recent epidemiological study, 70% of all acetabular fractures in patients older than 65 years were classified as either associated both column or anterior column/posterior hemitransverse. Within the subset of these fractures, variants with significant femoral head protrusio, which is defined as the displacement of the femoral head medial to the ilioischial line, present with unique challenges. Read More
EFORT Open Rev 2021 Aug 10;6(8):686-691. Epub 2021 Aug 10.
Arthroplasty Unit, CMJAH, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Elderly hip fracture patients are at risk of stress-related gastric mucosal damage, and upper gastrointestinal bleeding is one of the underrecognized but devastating complications.Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) offer effective prophylaxis against stress-related gastric mucosal damage.Systematic analysis of the literature revealed numerous articles on PPIs and hip fractures, but only three articles dedicated to the analysis of prophylactic use of PPIs in patients with a hip fracture. Read More
EFORT Open Rev 2021 Aug 10;6(8):618-628. Epub 2021 Aug 10.
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have inferior outcomes after hip and knee total joint arthroplasty (TJA), with higher risk for surgical site complications (SSC) and periprosthetic joint infection (PJI).We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis regarding outcomes after hip and knee TJA in ESRD patients who have received dialysis or a kidney transplant (KT) using PubMed, MEDLINE, Cochrane Reviews, and Embase in order to: (1) determine the mortality and infection rate of TJA in patients receiving dialysis or KT and (2) to identify risk factors associated with the outcome.We included 22 studies and 9384 patients (dialysis, = 8921, KT, = 463). Read More
Acta Orthop 2021 Sep 17:1-8. Epub 2021 Sep 17.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Copenhagen, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen.
Background and purpose - The UCLA Activity Scale (UCLA) is a questionnaire assessing physical activity level from 1 (low) to 10 (high) in patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty (HA/KA). After translation and cultural adaptation, we evaluated the measurement properties of the Danish UCLA.Patients and methods - After dual panel translation, cognitive interviews were performed among 55 HA/KA patients. Read More