Total knee replacement cost-effective in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis

1. Patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 kg/m2 or greater who had total knee replacement surgery improved quality-adjusted life expectancy at...

Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation effective for reduction of postoperative pain

1. Among patients undergoing ambulatory orthopedic surgical procedures, percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation reduced pain and the use of opiates in the first 7 postoperative...

Postoperative infection post-fracture linked to substantially reduced future household income

1. Postoperative infection in patients with surgically treated fractures is associated with significantly decreased patient household income Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Approximately 6.3...

Tendon injuries associated with fluoroquinolone use in adolescents are extremely rare 

1. In a large retrospective cohort study, adolescents prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics were at a slightly increased risk of experiencing tendinitis or tendon rupture compared...

Shorter antibiotic therapy for prosthetic joint infection caused worse outcomes

1. A six-week antibiotic therapy was not shown to be non-inferior to a 12-week antibiotic therapy for patients with confirmed prosthetic joint infections. 2.The six-week...

Factors associated with functional impairment after pediatric injury

1. Most injured children and adolescents return to baseline functional status by discharge. 2. Pediatric populations with extremity injuries or severe head injuries were at...

The association between preoperative modified frailty index and postoperative complications in Chinese elderly patients...

1. In a cohort of older adults undergoing surgery for a hip fracture, the presence of pre-operative frailty was associated with increased post-operative complications....

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