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Latest Orthopedics News

Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure

Low-virulent microorganisms frequently detected on pedicle screws may be an important cause of spinal implant loosening and failure in patients without signs of infection, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.

Poverty Ups Risk for Amputation After Knee Replacement

Lower socioeconomic status is associated with an increased risk for above-knee amputation after periprosthetic joint infection of the knee, according to a study recently published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality

There has been a significant reduction in surgical mortality during the last decade in Scotland that is partially attributable to the implementation of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist, according to a study published online April 16 in the British Journal of Surgery.

Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money

On average, each dollar spent on over-the-counter medicines saves the U.S. health care system $7.20, totaling nearly $146 billion in annual savings, according to a report released March 18 by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.