A 15-year-old presents with a repeat fracture of her fifth metatarsal. Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, MD, explains how the recurring injury is associated with skew foot deformity.Read More
‘Osteobesity’: How We’re Optimizing Patients with High BMI, Diabetes for Orthopaedic Surgery
The Get Ready program helps patients reduce BMI and control diabetes in preparation for orthopaedic procedures. Patients are referred by orthopaedic providers and fast-tracked to a specialized team in Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute.
Study Quantifies Link Between Mental Health and Outcome of Total Knee Arthroplasty
A study has quantified the link between mental health and outcome of total knee arthroplasty. Patients who score lower than 40 on the Veterans RAND 12-Item Health Survey (VR-12) Mental Component Summary (MCS) have longer hospital stays and a higher risk of nonhome discharge.
Opioid Study Finds Four Pills Is Enough for Most Patients After Simple Knee Surgery
Scientific evidence has been lacking for opioid prescribing practices. While physicians often prescribe 10 to 20 opioid pills after simple arthroscopic knee surgery, most patients take no more than four, reports a recent pain management study.
Cervical Kyphosis in a Geriatric Patient: A Case Study
Although surgery is uncommon for older patients with “bent forward deformity,” this athletic woman’s fitness argued for an attempt at multilevel cervical fusion.
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NarxCare Score of 300+ Doubles Risk of Longer Hospital Stay, Nonhome Discharge After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Excessive use of prescription narcotics, sedatives or stimulants before surgery is linked with adverse outcomes of total knee arthroplasty. A recent study shows how the risk can be quantified by NarxCare overdose risk score, so orthopaedic surgeons know when drug use needs to be addressed to optimize a patient for knee surgery.
Case Study: Revision Anterior Neck Fusion After Worsening Postsurgical Pain and Choking Sensation
This case study involving a 37-year-old former gymnast underscores the need for persistence in seeking solutions to chronic pain following spinal surgery.