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Orthopedic RCTs Underpowered // Correct DDH, Prevent Osteoarthritis at Birth?! // and More!

Courtesy of bruegel.org
Courtesy of bruegel.org

New research indicates that orthopedic randomized controlled trials are under-powered therefore give results but not answers. The Rothman Institute excited about newborns? What’s up? And John Dormans, M.D. is the new L.E. Simmons Chair in Orthopedics at Texas Children’s Hospital.

A Better Way to Measure and Communicate Shoulder Outcomes // How to Clear Backlog of OR Cases // and More!

YouTube, Young Lae Moon and Boston Shoulder Institute
YouTube, Young Lae Moon and Boston Shoulder Institute

The Boston Shoulder Institute is using novel methods to cut confusion and improve outcome measurements. A Level 1 trauma center finds the best way to clear a backlog of OR cases. And the chief of Sports Shoulder at Penn is a part-time comedian who knows the power of healing with humor.

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American Joint Replacement Registry: 618 Hospitals, 4,500 surgeons, Robust Data

For more information, please visit www.ajrr.net
For more information, please visit
www.ajrr.net

The American Joint Registry has made extraordinary progress in the last three years and now encompasses 618 hospitals, 4,500 surgeons and all 50 states. Supported by every major large joint surgeon society, the AJRR is a vital and necessary part of every surgeons and manufacturers tool kit.

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Smith & Nephew’s Bet on Cartilage Repair

Cartilage Repair / Courtesy of Smith & Nephew
Cartilage Repair / Courtesy of Smith & Nephew

Surprise! Smith & Nephew’s new cartilage regeneration product, BST-CarGel has a handful of clinical trials and regulatory approvals around the globe. Piramal Life Sciences—India’s massive life science company—quietly funded it. Then last week SNN bought it. BST-CarGel is a chitosan-based material. It’s different. Here’s the scoop.

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National Spine Foundation Attacks Spine Disability With Major Initiative // JBJS Launches Elite Reviewer Program // and More!

Courtesy of North American Spine Foundation (NASF)
Courtesy of North American Spine Foundation (NASF)

The National Spine Foundation is attacking spine-related disability! The JBJS is recognizing superior work with its new Elite Reviewer Program. And a polymer delivers a time-released molecule to heal bone.