What Patients are Reading: NSAIDs, OA and Cardiovascular Risk

A study published this month in Arthritis and Rheumatology concluded that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) may elevate the cardiovascular risk for patients with osteoarthritis. “Patients with OA were nearly 25% more likely than patients without OA to...

Study on Approach and PJI

A study in The Bone & Joint Journal at a single institution examined the impact of approach on periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Researchers compared the direct anterior (DA) approach to other surgical approaches (NA) and “found a higher rate of PJI in DA...

JOR Publishes Stem Cell Issue

The Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR), a publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society, has published a special open-access issue, “Stem Cells,” with more than two dozen papers on the topic of stem cell therapy and orthopaedics. Farshid Guilak, PhD, Linda J....

Research Shows PRP Better than Hyaluronic Acid for OA

Orthopedics Today reported on a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) study presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting. “Matthew J. Kraeutler, MD, and colleagues randomly assigned 32 hips with early OA in 30 patients to receive treatment with either...
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