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...

Shoulder Arthroplasty Outcomes After Prior Non-Arthroplasty Shoulder Surgery

by Frank, Rachel M.; Lee, Simon; Sumner, Shelby; Griffin, Justin; Leroux, Timothy; Verma, Nikhil N.; Cole, Brian J.; Nicholson, Gregory P.; Romeo, Anthony A.

Background: The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare outcomes and complications in patients with and patients without a history of non-arthropla...

Registration and Outcome-Reporting Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials of Distal Radial Fracture Treatment

by Lee, Shiela; Khan, Tanvir; Grindlay, Douglas; Karantana, Alexia

Background: The purpose of the present study was to systematically evaluate the completeness of trial registration and the extent of outcome-reporting bias in...

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