Saturday, February 24, 1996
New surgical technique avoids complications in tendon repair
A new surgical technique for patella/quadriceps tendon repair
allows immediate range of motion and full weightbearing without
the concern for repeat rupture or fatigue failure of metal cerclage
Smoking linked to Legg-Perthes disease
Orthopaedic surgeons found in a survey of 172 children with Legg-Perthes
disease that 86 percent live with parents who smoke.
Ultrasound detects healing progress earlier than X-rays
A new study proves that ultrasound shows fracture healing progress
and the possible need for secondary surgery to correct a problem
weeks earlier than X-rays can provide this information.
Surgical technique may help prevent glenohumeral instability
A new study stresses the importance of surgical technique to prevent
glenohumeral instability following shoulder replacement arthroplasty.
New bone paste heals fractures faster than traditional methods
Orthopaedic researchers have found that a bone paste compound
injected through the skin into a wrist fracture will heal bones
faster than traditional methods.
Bone protein extract may replace bone grafts
Osteoinductive bone protein extract (BP), a substance that stimulates
new bone growth, may one day replace bone grafts and the associated
screws, pins, plates, and rods used for spinal fusion.
Cast most effective treatment for plantar faciitis
Responses from a patient satisfaction survey taken during a 10-year
period indicated that a cast was the most effective treatment
to correct plantar fasciitis.
Alcohol and drug use linked to fractures
A study of hospital trauma center records of patients admitted
with fractures found that 30 percent were legally intoxicated
(41 percent had positive blood alcohol concentrations) and 22
percent tested positive for one or more illicit drug substances
in their urine.
First generation prosthesis improves hip arthroplasty
A new study has found that using a first generation cementless
hip prosthesis improves the success rate of primary hip arthroplasty.
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