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Jones, MacDonald Debate Tourniquetless TKA

“OK, so you have a bloodless field using a tourniquet in TKA,” says Dickey Jones. “But there are many downsides, such as nerve damage and a delay in the recovery of muscle function.” Hold on says Steven MacDonald, There is no clinical evidence of nerve damage or delays in muscle function recovery when employing a tourniquet.”

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Rodriguez, Penenberg Debate Mini Anterior Approach

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It’s Penenberg vs. Rodriquez. “The direct anterior approach is quicker and people recover sooner…”, says Dr. Brad Penenberg. Hold on a minute, says Dr. Jose Rodriquez. Success using the direct anterior approach depends on “…by whom, which outcomes, and compared to what.” It’s a lively and extremely informative debate.