Latest Surgery: Misc. news

Deep Infections Occur in 6 Percent of Knee Fracture Repairs

Deep surgical site infections occur in nearly 6 percent of periarticular knee fracture repairs, according to a review published online Aug. 23 in JAMA Network Open.

Many Hospitals Lack Sufficient Surgery Volumes

Patients can achieve better outcomes by choosing a hospital and a surgeon with adequate, ongoing experience performing a specific surgery, according to a new report entitled Safety In Numbers: The Leapfrog Group's Report on High-Risk Surgeries Performed at American Hospitals.

MS Relapse Risk Not Increased in Postoperative Period

Exposure to a surgical procedure requiring anesthesia does not seem to increase the risk for postoperative multiple sclerosis relapse, according to a study published online June 25 in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal.

Prescribing Fewer Tablets Can Cut Post-ACL Surgery Opioid Use

For patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, prescribing fewer tablets is associated with lower postoperative opioid consumption, according to a research letter published in the June 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.