AAOS 2023: Mental Health Effects of Girdlestone Resection Arthroplasty

Healio spoke to Antonia Chen, MD, of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, about surgical outcomes research she presented at the 2023 annual meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in Las Vegas.


Machine Learning Algorithm Identifies Candidates for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Without In‑Person Evaluation

Close up of doctor's hands on keyboard of laptop, electronic health record concept

Andrew K. Simpson, MD, MBA, MHS, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues created the first machine learning algorithm that identifies who may or may not be a potential candidate for hip or knee arthroplasty based solely on information that could be readily available in the electronic health record.


AAOS 2023: Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD, Discusses the Cost-Utility Benefits of Robotic Assistance for Adult Spinal Deformity Procedures

In this video from the 2023 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Professor Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD, describes his recent research on the cost-utility benefits of robotic assistance for adult spinal deformity procedures.


New Online Tool Calculates Patient-specific “Safe Zones” for Acetabular Component Positioning During THA

3D illustration of pelvic bone and femur, with total hip arthroplasty installed

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have created a quantitative tool that can be used for patient-specific preoperative planning and intraoperative adjustment of acetabular component position during total hip arthroplasty, with or without assistive intraoperative technology.


Study Quality in Geriatric Orthopedic Trauma Research

Bones ache on weather. Thoughtful mature male with grey hair resting on sofa leaning on stick feeling hard to move. Sad tired old man suffer of walking with limp need rehabilitation after leg trauma

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently conducted a scoping review to evaluate the characteristics of papers published in the field of geriatric traumatology. They say the overall quality of the existing literature is poor.


Outcomes Comparable, Operative Time Reduced With Prone-Lateral Single-Position Lumbar Fusion Vs. Staged Procedures

X-ray image of lumbar spine postoperative treatment for degenerative lumbar disc diseaseby decompression and fix by iron rod and screws

Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD, MSc, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Peter G. Passias, MD, and colleagues are the first to examine longer-term outcomes of the prone-lateral variation of circumferential lumbar fusion.


Grinding, Clicking and Pivot Pain Usually Resolve After Knee Arthroscopy

Runner stopped on road holding knee in pain, knee symptoms

Elizabeth G. Matzkin, MD, of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program, and colleagues study the benefit of arthroscopy for individual knee symptoms. They report two-thirds of patients experienced resolution of grinding/clicking and pivot pain, but fewer had resolution of catching/locking.


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

Closeup midsection of a man with broken arm in cast, orthopedic trauma recovery

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.