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Proximal Humerus Fracture: Higher Surgery Rate, Higher Costs and Risks?

Proximal Humerus Fracture: Higher Surgery Rate, Higher Costs and Risks?

A study examined the association between rates of operative treatment for proximal humerus fracture and surgery outcomes. “Meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials suggest that the...
replacement, Study Highlights Potential of Smart Knee Implants

Too Soon, Too Late, Just Right: Ideal Timing for Knee Replacements

A new study found that most patients who undergo knee replacement for osteoarthritis (OA) do so at an inopportune time. The problem is twofold, according...
VTE Risk in Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients with History of Cancer

VTE Risk in Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients with History of Cancer

Patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) may have a greater risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) if they have a history of cancer, new research...
Hand and Knee Icing Evokes ‘Pleasant Sensation’ in TKA Patients

Hand and Knee Icing Evokes ‘Pleasant Sensation’ in TKA Patients

A new study observed the pain reduction benefits associated with a “pleasant sensation” resulting from icing the knee and palm of the hand in...

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