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Covid-19: spine surgeons exhibiting anxiety

A global survey examining the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on healthcare professionals has revealed “elevated anxiety and uncertainty for the future” among 902 participating spine surgeons. Results from the


Rivaroxaban proves superior to heparin in preventing blood clots after common orthopaedic surgeries

The direct oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban dramatically cut the likelihood of serious venous thromboembolism (VTE) in people recovering from lower limb orthopaedic surgery and requiring immobilisation, in comparison with enoxaparin, another


Orthopaedic procedures among most cancelled due to Covid-19

More than 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, with orthopaedic procedures likely to be among the hardest hit, according


Smith+Nephew OR3O Dual Mobility System shows ‘promising’ results

The newly launched OR3O Dual Mobility System for total hip arthroplasty from Smith+Nephew has received encouraging early results. Utilising proprietary OXINIUM◊ DH Technology, the OR3O system offers the benefits of


Book review – Concise Orthopaedic Notes

ISBN: 1696747872 Ebook and paperback: 751 pages Editor: Firas Arnaout Concise Orthopaedic Notes provides a high quality one-stop concise knowledge bank to cover the whole syllabus of Trauma & Orthopaedics


Smart knee bandage for relief of arthrosis patients

“Anthrokinemat,” a smart knee bandage, has been developed to support arthrosis patients in determining the right amount of daily exercise, as all relevant data on the strains of the joints


Most surgeons in pain after surgery, Mayo research finds

Almost two-thirds of surgeons reported an increase in neck pain after performing surgery, and one-quarter rated their neck or lower back pain as clinically significant, a new Mayo Clinic study has found.


Vitamin D boosts chances of walking after hip fracture

Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery, according to a Rutgers-led study. The findings in The American Journal of Clinical


Smart bones curve to protect against fracture

Bones grow curved in response to pressure and strain and these changes can be long-lasting, according to a new study by UCL, the Royal Veterinary College London and the Max


Researchers identify markers in joint fluid that could be the key to cartilage repair

Molecular changes in the joint fluid during surgical joint distraction reveal markers that may drive cartilage repair in osteoarthritis. It is generally accepted that cartilage is not able to heal