Predicting Osteolysis after THA with Biomarkers

A study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, “Urinary markers predict bone problems after hip replacement,” reports on the discovery of urinary markers that can predict osteolysis after total hip arthroplasty. Investigators claim that the biomarkers could...

Study Describes Landscape of Female Orthopaedists

A study published in the current issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, “Profiles of Practicing Female Orthopaedists Caring for Medicare Patients in the United States,” used Medicare claims data to analyze demographic and practice characteristics of...

Dr. Parvizi Talks Candidly about TJA Developments

In an interview this week with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, AAHKS Research Committee Chair, shares his thoughts about new developments in the field of hip and knee total joint arthroplasty. “One is genomics. We are individualizing care. In the...

What Patients are Viewing: Younger Patients Receiving TJA

CNN aired a story this week that reports the average age of patients who elect to have total joint replacement surgery is decreasing. Citing the study “Changing Demographics in Primary and Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty, 2000-2014,” presented at the American...

Timely JOA Article on Safe Discharge

An article-in-press in the Journal of Arthroplasty, “Can Total Knee Arthroplasty Be Performed Safely as an Outpatient in the Medicare Population?” features a study comparing the complication rates between outpatient, short-stay and inpatient total knee arthroplasty...

NEJM Study Examines Extended VTE Prophylaxis

A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Aspirin or Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty,” sought to compare aspirin with direct oral anti-coagulants for prophylaxis beyond hospital discharge. According to an...
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