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McFarland, Gobezie Debate Treatment for Infected TSA

Image created by RRY Publications, LLC
Image created by RRY Publications, LLC

“This patient MAY be infected,” says Ed McFarland. “For patients who are even a bit ill, I would do a one-stage revision; those who are young and healthy get a two-stage revision. I don’t think debridement adds much.” Reuben Gobezie counters, “If you’re going to do anything to this patient, I think it would be reasonable to get an arthroscopic debridement at the most before you rip their arm out, Ed.”

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All-Poly Tibia: Cheaper, Better?

David G. Lewallen, M.D., Thomas S. Thornhill, M.D.
David G. Lewallen, M.D., Thomas S. Thornhill, M.D.

“Saying that modular metal backed tibial trays are somehow the ‘gold standard’ for modern TKA just isn’t true,” says David Lewallen. “Wait,” says Tom Thornhill. “Most all-poly tibia results are in low demand patients. And, backside wear is now substantially better than it was during the period of time that David showed us.”

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