The Impact of Preoperative Patient Education on Clinical Outcomes

A 2017 study published in the Current Reviews on Musculoskeletal Medicine stated that patient education prior to joint replacement surgery has been shown to decrease anxiety, improve post-operative pain control, provide more realistic expectations of surgery, and increase the patient’s understanding of their surgery.

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The Power of Data Collection

With 35 collection sites across the United States and Europe, the Equinoxe database includes information on demographics, comorbidities, implant specifics, 7 PROMs, ROM, radiographic data, and complications—all using standardized forms—for more than 10,000 shoulder cases. This multi-center collection using standardized forms creates the volume of evidence needed to produce the necessary statistical power for accurate analysis of the data.

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Data in Brief: Treating Infected Joints

LOW-DOSE GENTAMICIN-LOADED SPACERS ARE EFFECTIVE FOR TWO-STAGE REVISION Romano CL, Drago L, Logoluso N. Musculoskeletal Infection  Society (MSIS). 2013 July 30. SUMMARY Peri-prosthetic infection is among the most common reason…
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Why Computer-assisted Surgery Now?

Bernard Stulberg, MD St. Vincent CharityMedical Center In an era where technological developments have led to greater and simplified communications, better products and generally lower overall costs inmost activities we…
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