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  • Modular Junction Fracture of a Revision Femoral Stem

    A 60-year–old male patient presents with thigh pain and an inability to ambulate 2 years following a revision total hip arthroplasty with a modular tapered fluted titanium stem. What are the best treatment options for his reconstruction?

    Source: ICJR

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  • 8 Pearls for Surgical Repair of a Torn Meniscus

    Why repair a torn meniscus? Because it’s an important structure for load dispersion, shock absorption, and load transmission through the knee. When non-operative management fails to relieve symptoms, surgery is performed to help reduce pain and improve function. Below are Dr. Godin’s 8 pearls for meniscus repair.

    Source: ICJR

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  • Bone marrow-derived fibrin clot is better source for meniscal repair

    With age, the meniscus receives less and less blood—with the inner most area becoming avascular. Tears in this area do not heal normally, often requiring surgery. Surgeons can draw fibrin, a protein involved in blood clotting, from peripheral blood (PB) or bone marrow aspirate (BMA), and implant a fibrin blood clot into the injured area to help with healing.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Only higher-dose tramadol outperforms placebo for improved pain, function in knee, hip OA

    A daily 300 mg dose of tramadol — but not 100 or 200 mg doses — surpassed placebo in improving pain and function related to hip or knee osteoarthritis, but was linked to increasing adverse events, researchers noted in Arthritis Care & Research.

    Source: Healio

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  • IT Band Stretches and Treatments to Relieve Knee and Hip Pain

    IT band syndrome is a common overuse injury that sidelines even the hardiest endurance athletes. The pain it brings can turn simple steps into an achy shuffle. Targeted stretching and exercises can help ease or even prevent IT band syndrome by improving your flexibility and strengthening key muscles.

    Source: healthessentials

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  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins University