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From the Patient’s Side: What’s New in Orthopaedics

MRSA The silent epidemic: CA-MRSA and HA-MRSA DVT/PE Rivaroxaban versus Enoxaparin for Thromboprophylaxis after Hip Arthroplasty Rivaroxaban versus Enoxaparin for Thromboprophylaxis after Total Knee Arthroplasty New Anticoagulants — The Path from Discovery to Clinical Practice Concussion: Sports Activity After a Concussion Slows Recovery Patient Education:   Prevention of Heat Stroke Lecture   Non Operative Treatment of … Read more


Discussion although the disease is generally more likely to be chronic, acute mycobacterial arthritis has been reported; periarticular bone lesions may accompany the synovial involvement; pulmonary tuberculosis is evident in only half the patients with skeletal involvement; pulmonary TB signs vary with stage of dz, few early on; later high fever, wt loss, prolonged, productive … Read more

Transient Synovitis

– Discussion:     – relatively short lived acute inflammatory process;     – usually seen in boys aged 2 to 10 years;     – frequently follows an upper respiratory tract infection;     – most common cause of painful hips in childhood;     – is a diagnosis of exclusion;     – … Read more

Toxic Child: Onset of Joint Disorders

– Synovial Fluid Exam – Systemic JRA – Septic Arthritis – Leukemia – Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – Reiter’s Syndrome – Reactive Arthritis – Sickle Cell Anemia – Serum Sickness – Acute Rheumatic Fever – Vasculitis:  (H.S.P. / Kawasaki’s) – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

TKR in Rheumatoid Arthritis

– See: Rheumatoid Arthritis Long-term results of total condylar knee arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis. Total knee arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis. A comparison of the polycentric and total condylar prostheses. Total condylar knee replacement in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis. A ten-year follow-up study. Use of a total condylar knee prosthesis for treatment of osteoarthritis and … Read more

Thumb Swan Neck Deformity

– See:     – Phalangeal Injury     – Finger Swan Neck Deformity – Discussion:     – this deformity is more common in OA than in RA;     – deformity results from CMC joint dz (where as boutonniere deformity is mainly at MCP joint);     – result is erosion of articular … Read more

Systemic JRA: (Still’s Disease)

– See: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis – Discussion:     – characterized by high fever, rash, lymphadenopathy, and polyarthritis;     – usually appears at 5-10 years of age;     – least common type of JRA: < 20 % of patients. – Clinical Presentation:     – acute onset, often accompanied by a sore throat … Read more