HSS presents studies at 2019 AAOS Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, NV
At this year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, HSS presented several studies related to innovations and leading research in orthopedics:
- Come from Away: Joint Patients Who Live Far from Hospital Offer Model for More Efficient Use of Post-Surgery Resources
- Bradford S. Waddell, MD, and colleagues presented a study that found that patients who lived further from their chosen hospital are more likely to visit the ER for follow-up.
- HSS Orthopedic Surgeons Addressing Opioid Epidemic Head On
- Study: CT Scan Prior to Spine Fusion Surgery Finds Significant Number of Patients Had Undiagnosed Osteoporosis
- Alexander P. Hughes, MD, and colleagues presented data that nearly half of patients tested actually had osteoporosis or osteopenia.
- Study: Intravenous and Pill Form of Acetaminophen Work Equally Well After Hip Replacement as Part of Pain Management Plan
- Geoffrey H. Westrich, MD, and colleagues compared acetaminophen in both intravenous and pill form as pain management after hip replacement.
- Study Suggests Hip Replacement Patients Can Skip Hip Precautions
- Peter K. Sculco, MD and colleagues present research finding that low-risk patients may not need standard hip precautions for post-surgical recovery from a total hip replacement with a posterior approach.
- Spine Evaluation is Critical to Reduce Dislocations in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
- Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD, and colleagues found that a new assessment tool prior to surgery has significantly reduced the rate of recurrent dislocations.
- One-stage Revision for Periprosthetic Joint Infection Gains Traction
- Michael B. Cross, MD, and colleagues present findings that this technique for PJI may offer lower cost and quicker restoration of function than a two-stage revision.
- No Increased Risk of Complications for Ambulatory Total Joint Replacement in a Community Hospital Setting
- Michael P. Ast, MD, shares findings on knee and hip replacements performed in an ambulatory setting.
- Study: Surgery to Remove Herniated Discs in the Neck Can Be Safely Performed in Outpatient Setting in Select Patients
- Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, MBA, and colleagues report study results that found that anterior cervical discectomy and fusion can be safely performed in an outpatient setting for some patients.
- Study: Minimally Invasive Spine Stabilization Safe, Effective Alternative to Spine Fusion in Patients Under 65
- Frank P. Cammisa Jr., MD, and colleagues share results on two treatment options for younger patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.
- Diabetics More Likely to Experience High Blood Sugar After Joint Surgery
- Bradford S. Waddell, MD, and colleagues report that people with diabetes who undergo joint replacement surgery have an increased chance of developing infections and other complications.
- Study: Weight-Bearing CT Scan and 3D Biometrics Can Enhance Assessment and Presurgical Planning for Total Ankle Replacement
- Constantine A. Demetracopoulos, MD, presents first study to evaluate the role of 3D biometric tools in pre-operative assessment for patients undergoing total ankle replacement.
- New Basic Science Study Finds Muscle-Derived Activated Endothelial Cells May Be Promising for Treatment of Soft Tissue Injuries
- Scott A. Rodeo, MD, and colleagues receive the Charles Neer award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society for their paper on cell-based approaches to improve treatment of soft tissue injuries.