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Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery

Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery

Findings based on large study of patients having surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis.

Antirheumatic Medication Management for Orthopedic Surgery: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

A rheumatologist and orthopedic surgeon provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the perioperative management of antirheumatic medications in patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery.

Fewer Cervical Spine Injuries Seen With Motorcycle Helmet Use

Findings based on analysis of motorcycle accident victims by helmet use.

Opinion

Are your colleagues continuing to perform unnecessary arthroscopies?

Unknown knowns are ideas that we're aware of on some level but, for whatever reason, choose not to admit to ourselves.

Treating patients with a fracture: Engage an expert

It is essential for healthcare professionals to collaborate with other experts from all specialty areas.

Bringing patients peace of mind through therapeutic x-rays

The more I work, the more I realize how much of medicine is treating both a person's mind and body.

Clinical Features

Case Study: Foot pain after jogging

Case Study: Foot pain after jogging

A 64-year-old woman presents to an urgent care clinic with 24 hours of left foot pain. She states that she tweaked it while jogging. The pain is localized to the lateral portion of her foot.

Thoracic outlet syndrome: A review

Thoracic outlet syndrome: A review

The condition has one fundamental pathophysiology but multiple distinct clinical presentations, including venous and neurogenic.

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