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Released: 28-May-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Study Shows Uptick in At-Home Pediatric Fractures During COVID-19 Pandemic
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

COVID-19 social distancing measures, including the closure of schools and parks and the indefinite cancellation of team sports, have led to a nearly 60% decrease overall in pediatric fractures but an increase in the proportion of fractures sustained at home, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The findings, published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, suggest a need for increased awareness of at-home safety measures.

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Released: 21-May-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Telehealth visits: What if you need an X-ray?
LifeBridge Health

LifeBridge Health, in continuing to provide care while keeping patients and team members safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, is embracing telehealth visits.

Released: 21-May-2020 2:55 PM EDT
COVID-19 Evidence and Strategies for Orthopaedic Surgeons: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Shares Update
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

How should orthopaedic surgeons respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? A review in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery analyzes evidence and strategies for managing the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus – including critical lessons from past pandemics. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 21-May-2020 10:00 AM EDT
New study shows majority of patients do not believe e-cigarettes and vapes impact bone fracture healing
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The use of e-cigarettes, vapes and mods have increased as smokers liken these alternatives as healthier and not having the same side effects of traditional cigarettes. Because e-cigarettes are readily available over the internet, unlike the sale of cigarettes, it perpetuates the notion that these are a safer alternative. A new study, “The New Era of Nicotine: Better for Patients?” released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Virtual Education Experience found that smokers and non-smokers believe the use of e-cigarettes and other smoking alternatives have less of an impairment on bone fracture healing than smoking traditional cigarettes, when in fact the nicotine found in both cigarettes and e-cigarettes can impede the healing process.

Released: 21-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Can QR codes make a difference for children in casts?
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

When children require a cast due to a bone fracture, follow-up care instructions are typically given verbally or the patient is sent home with written instructions. However, patients and their caregivers run the risk of forgetting what was said or losing the instructions. Quick Response (QR) codes may be an effective method to relay instructions once patients are sent home with a cast, according to a new study released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Virtual Education Experience.

Released: 19-May-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Study shows improved marital relationship and spousal quality of life following joint-replacement surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

While individuals with osteoarthritis (OA) who undergo joint replacement surgery often experience reductions in pain, emotional distress and improved function, there is little known about how these recovery-related changes impact their spouse or marital relationship. A new study released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Virtual Education Experience titled “Marital Relationship and Quality of Life in Couples Following Joint Replacement Surgery” found that a spouse’s quality of life also improves when their partner experiences positive results, following total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

Released: 19-May-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Cannabis use for management of chronic musculoskeletal pain increasing, new study shows
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The use of medical cannabis has garnered a lot of recent attention, especially as parts of the United States and Canada have legalized its use. While it has been studied in cancer and nerve pain, not much is known about the usage rate and its efficacy in managing chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. According to a new study released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Virtual Education Experience, up to 20% of patients presenting to an orthopaedic surgeon with chronic MSK pain are using cannabis to manage their pain, with many reporting success. Additionally, two-thirds of non-users are interested in using it for the management of MSK pain, prompting a need to further study its effects.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Health Invests in EpiBone, Inc., 
A Regenerative Medicine Company
Released: 19-May-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Health Invests in EpiBone, Inc., A Regenerative Medicine Company
Hackensack Meridian Health

EpiBone’s Craniomaxillofacial, or EB-CMF, product is a living, anatomically correct bone graft made from a patient’s own fat-derived stem cells.

Newswise: IU cancer researcher earns $1.6 million NCI grant for multiple myeloma bone disease therapies
Released: 12-May-2020 9:40 AM EDT
IU cancer researcher earns $1.6 million NCI grant for multiple myeloma bone disease therapies
Indiana University

David Roodman is leading research to investigate a molecule that could repair bone, decrease tumors and improve outcomes for multiple myeloma patients on specific targeted therapies.

Released: 7-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Coalition of bone health experts issue joint guidance on managing osteoporosis in the COVID-19 era
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society joined a coalition of leading bone health organizations to release guidance for healthcare professionals treating patients with osteoporosis in the era of COVID-19.


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