Both hemiarthroplasty and total shoulder arthroplasty offered lasting pain relief, and range of motion was improved at the long-term follow-up; however, unsatisfactory Neer ratings were high, according to study results.
Residents who trained with cadaveric skills labs and simulators experienced improved performance in knee arthroscopy compared with residents who did not, according to results presented at the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.
48 percent of hip fracture patients, age 65 and older, had delirium, or acute confusion, before, during and after surgery (perioperative), resulting in significantly longer hospital stays and higher costs for care, a new study concludes.
Fragments of pilon fractures could be adequately reduced without exposing the soft tissues of the ankle to additional trauma when investigators at Ashford and St. Peters NHS Foundation Trust used Ilizarov external frames for indirect reduction, fixation and stabilization of fractures, according to a presentation given here.
Arthroscopic evaluation of acute unstable ankle fractures performed in conjunction with open reduction and internal fixation did not appear to have an effect on the patient-reported function at mid-term follow-up, but investigators used arthroscopy to perform intra-articular treatments that would have been impossible to carry out otherwise, according to an investigator from Chicago.