The Effect of Lipid Disorders on the Risk of Rotator Cuff Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

by Lai, Jianyu; Gagnier, Joel J.

Background: Rotator cuff disease has a high prevalence and is associated with shoulder pain and disability. Dyslipidemia might be an intrinsic factor related ...

A Clinical Test to Measure Airborne Microbial Contamination on the Sterile Field During Total Joint Replacement: Method, Reference Values, and Pilot Study

by Harp, John H.

Background: Airborne microbe-carrying particles in the operating-room environment during total joint replacement are a risk factor for periprosthetic joint in...

Quality-Adjusted Life Years After Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Health-Related Quality of Life After 12,782 Joint Replacements

by Konopka, Joseph F.; Lee, Yuo-yu; Su, Edwin P.; McLawhorn, Alexander S.

Background: The quality-adjusted life year (QALY) is the preferred outcome measurement for cost-effectiveness analysis in health care. QALYs measure patient h...

The Rate of Venous Thromboembolism Before and After Spine Surgery as Determined with Indirect Multidetector CT

by Inoue, Hirokazu; Watanabe, Hideaki; Okami, Hitoshi; Kimura, Atsushi; Takeshita, Katsushi

Background: This prospective cohort study investigated the rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) before and after spine surgery as determined with use of indir...

Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tear Is Influenced by Demographics and Characteristics of the Area Where Patients Live

by Chapman, Cole G.; Floyd, Sarah Bauer; Thigpen, Charles A.; Tokish, John M.; Chen, Brian; Brooks, John M.

Background: Atraumatic rotator cuff tear is a common orthopaedic complaint for people >60 years of age. Lack of evidence or consensus on appropriate treatment...

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Essential Amino Acid Supplementation Mitigates Muscle Atrophy After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

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