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Large Joints Features & News

Education As a Competitive Weapon

Courtesy of Medacta

Swiss-based Medacta is probably the fastest growing large joint implant supplier in the world. Their secret? An unusually comprehensive education and training program. We gowned up to experience it ourselves. Our reaction? This is exceptional by traditional orthopedics training standards.

More TKA Outcomes and Race; 3D Modeling for Graft Placement; 10-Year Follow-up Arthroscopy Data From Steadman

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Cleveland Clinic study finds black men are most likely to undergo above AKA after TKA. Want normal knee motion? Achieve anatomic graft placement, says new research. A study from the Steadman Philippon Research Institute finds good results for FAI patients at 10 years following hip arthroscopy.


University Chairs Publish Less?!; Joint Registry Wins Best Poster; New Study: Patient Selection Boosts Outcomes

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New research shows that orthopedic chairs decrease publication productivity while non-university chairs maintain it. The AJRR has won the ISAR “Best Poster Presentation,” for its research on joint infection in THA and TKA. And a new study indicates that screening criteria can identify patients who may only achieve minimal improvements after TJA.


Trousdale v. MacDonald: The Cemented All Poly Tibia in the Active <60 Patient

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Would you use an all poly tibia in the active patient under 60 years old? Of course you should, says Robert Trousdale from the Mayo Clinic. No way! Says Steven MacDonald from the University of Western Ontario. Younger patients have higher revision rates with an all poly tibia. Who wins this great debate? You be the judge.


ACL Reconstruction: More About Skill Than Technique

Asheesh Bedi, M.D., Bernard Bach, M.D., Nikhil Verma, M.D., and Alexander Weber, M.D. at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting. / Courtesy of Alex Weber, M.D.

As one of the most common orthopedic surgeries today, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction gets a lot of attention in the orthopedic and sports medicine world. Each physician has his or her preferred technique begging the question: Is there a gold standard approach to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction?