AAOS 2023: Physical Therapy at Home Following Total Joint Arthroplasty

In this video recorded by Healio at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Richard Iorio, MD, FAAOS, spoke about the state of physical therapy after total joint replacement.


Sleep Quality Is an Important Outcome Metric After Rotator Cuff Repair

Research suggests a significant proportion of patients experience sleep disturbances before rotator cuff repair, and the symptoms improve significantly after surgical repair. Brigham researchers have provided evidence that the resolution or persistence of sleep disturbance affects patient-reported functional outcomes.


AAOS 2023: Antibiotic Calcium Sulfate Beads Safe and Effective for High-Risk Orthopedic Patients

At the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Healio recorded a video of Nishant Suneja, MD, director of complex orthopaedic trauma and deformity correction at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discussing his latest research.


Intraoperative CT for Single-level Lumbar Fusion Does Not Improve Outcomes

Multiple CT scans of spine, black and white, intraoperative CT scan concept

Researchers conducted the first intraoperative imaging study for lumbar fusion, addressing the potential for selection bias and confounding by indication. They report that intraoperative CT did not significantly influence longer-term clinical outcomes after single-level instrumented procedures.


Short- to Mid-term Survivorship of Patient-specific 3D-Printed UKA Implant Comparable to Conventional Implants

X-ray 3D medical anatomy of the knee illustration, knee arthroplasty concept

3D-printed patient-specific unicompartmental knee arthroplasty implants have become commercially available. Jeffrey K. Lange, MD, surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues have published the first report on the short-term survivorship of this implant, which they found to be excellent.


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.