Derek Amanatullah and his team embarked on a retrospective study of database of patients from 1971 to 2013 to assess the clinical and radiographic characteristics of the cement-in-cement technique in the US.
Intraobserver Reliability and Interobserver Agreement in Radiographic Classification of Heterotopic Ossification
By and large, both scales did well; the two methods were similarly effective in measuring interobserver agreement and intraobserver reliability for each subject.
Patients that stop smoking experienced fewer cardiovascular complications, wound-related complications, and secondary surgeries.
Dr. Amanatullah sought to determine how weight loss after knee replacement surgery could postpone the need for revision surgeries.
To read the full methodology and see all the data, read Dr. Amanatullah’s study in The Bone and Joint Journal.
Joint replacement surgeons are always looking for the best medications to proactively and effectively guard against VTE without increasing the risk of bleeding after a major surgery.