Tag Archives: orthopaedics

Views of orthopaedics – part 2

By | May 8, 2020

I continue discussing an excellent editorial published in the BJJ. Alex Trompeter writes: We are now seeing the pendulum swing in terms of treatments we select, as our understanding of the science of fracture fixation improves. Moreimportant, however, is the recognition that the patient’s own experience is the most vital outcome when measuring the success… Read More »

Views on orthopaedics motivated by recent editorial – Part 1

By | May 5, 2020

A recent editorial in the Bone & Joint Journal was about weight-bearing in orthopaedic traumatology. Written by Alex Trompeter, the title was intriguing: A call to arms: it’s time to bear weight! This editorial was best I have read in a while. Besides weight-bearing, Trompeter addressed many other general topics. In following posts I will… Read More »

Propensity scores, orthopaedics and shared decision making

By | January 7, 2020

This is something I posted on Twitter last October. Extended discussion can be found below the tweets Propensity score matching is often used when two cohorts of patient are compared. Aim is to have somewhat comparable groups so effect of treatment or intervention could be estimated reliably. In short, two groups of patient tread by… Read More »

Increasing incidence of quadriceps tendon rupture

By | April 16, 2019

Our study about increasing incidence of surgically treated quadriceps tendon ruptures was just published in the Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. At this moment it is in Open Access format so full-text is freely available. Below is the grabstract, ie. graphical abstract, of our study. In our study we write “There is no evidence of… Read More »

A little prediction

By | March 27, 2019

A week ago Mortensen et al. published a study protocol investigating medial unicompartmental versus total knee arthroplasty for anteromedial tibio-femoral osteoarthritis. This study setting is very interesting. Both total knee replacement (TKR) and unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) can be used to treat medial sided knee osteoarthritis. Mortensen et al. nicely sum up both pros and… Read More »

Metal-on-metal hip resurfacings and the year 2019

By | March 13, 2019

Hellman et al. addressed the proposed advantages of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip resurfacings (HR) over tradition total hip replacements (THR) in their recent systematic review. There has been relative paucity in the literature regarding positive studies in MoM HRs. Some single surgeon and single center studies have been published, but in general, the study by Hellman… Read More »