January 2019 Briefing – Orthopedics

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Orthopedics for January 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as […]

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Orthopedics for January 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Oral Antibiotics Noninferior to IV for Bone, Joint Infection

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For patients being treated for bone or joint infection, oral antibiotics are noninferior to intravenous antibiotics, according to a study published in the Jan. 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Patient Attitude Tied to Physical Therapy Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patient expectation and pain self-efficacy are associated with clinical outcomes among patients undergoing physical therapy for shoulder pain, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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More Severe Injuries Sustained at Jump Parks Versus Home Trampolines

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The proportion of fractures/dislocations, lower-extremity fractures, fractures in adults, and surgical interventions is higher for injuries associated with jump parks versus home trampolines, according to a study published in the Jan. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Helmet Use Low Among Standing Electric Scooter Riders

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Helmet use is low among patients presenting to the emergency department with injuries associated with standing electric scooter use, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in JAMA Network Open.

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Evidence Lacking for Benefit of Surgery for Vertebral Fractures

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Surgical procedures do not appear to provide significant benefit for patients with vertebral fractures (VF), according to a second American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Task Force report published in the January issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Bone Health in Older Adults Not Improved by High-Dose Vitamin D

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There is little benefit for older adults taking high-dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk for falls, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Comorbid Neck Injury Up for Women With Concussion

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Female patients with a concussion-related emergency department visit have an increased risk for comorbid neck injury, according to a study published online Dec. 28 in the Journal of Women’s Health.

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Texting Intervention Engages Patients After Joint Arthroplasty

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