Manipulation May Be Preferable to Arthroscopy for Treating Arthrofibrosis After TKA

Nathan P. Thomas, MD, PhD, Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA, in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues compared manipulation under anesthesia or arthroscopic lysis of adhesions in the largest cohort in current literature.


Follow-up of Orthopedic Trauma Patients Declines Once Global Period Ends

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Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently demonstrated that the post-surgical global period is a critical timepoint influencing follow-up rates. At six months, follow-up was lowest for patients on Medicaid.


Pain and Impaired Function Soon After ACL Reconstruction Predict Altered Knee Mechanics at Six Months

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Christian Lattermann, MD, Mass General Brigham director of Sports Medicine Research, Alexa K. Johnson, PhD, and colleagues recently conducted a pilot study of what factors contribute to altered loading after ACL reconstruction.


Brigham Orthopaedics Present at AAOS 2023

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From March 7 – 11, leaders from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital will present their latest advancements at the 2023 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Geographic Disparities Demonstrated in Outcomes After Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

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It’s been established that unequal distribution of physicians contributes to overall healthcare disparities between urban and rural communities. Now, Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers have demonstrated the same is true for orthopedic trauma outcomes.


Harvest Technique Affects the Quality of Osteochondral Grafts

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Chondrocytes are quite fragile; even minor mechanical insults can result in substantial cell death and graft compromise. A Brigham study determined the optimal technique for harvesting the plugs and found both methods lead to significant mechanical injury at the edge of the explants compared with scalpel incision.


Assessing Impacts of Knee Osteoarthritis Solely With Patient Self-report May Miss Deficits

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Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital present additional evidence that both subjective and objective measures are of value in assessing functional status in patients with knee osteoarthritis.


Systematic Review: Effectiveness of Remote Exercise Programs for Pain Reduction in Knee Osteoarthritis

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In-person exercise programs are well-established to effectively reduce pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Elena Losina, PhD, and colleagues recently explored whether the same is true of remote exercise programs.


Severe Obesity Linked to Worse Outcomes, Higher Costs of Lower Extremity Fracture Surgery

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Michael J. Weaver, MD, and colleagues recently became the first to project the cost implications of severe obesity for treating lower extremity fractures, along with studying its effect on complications and healthcare utilization.