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Use of Vena Cava Filters in VTE Patients Is Safe, Effective

Few adverse events seen, even in prophylactic use

AAOS: Implant Survivorship 99 Percent for Young Hip Arthroplasty Patients

Only 1 and 1.4 percent of patients younger than 65 years had revision and 90-day readmission, respectively; Black patients underwent revision more often than White patients

Surgeon Intuition Does Not Contribute to Prediction of Postsurgical Complications

Intuition model did not perform as well as that trained on National Surgical Quality Improvement Program clinical data

AAOS: 2015 to 2019 Saw More Than 5 Million High School Sports Injuries Treated

Overall, 6.3 percent of these injuries required surgery

AAOS: Patients Aged ≥75 Years Report Better Pain Relief Than Younger Patients

Younger adults reported slightly worse pain, function, quality of life than late elder patients one year after TKA

AAOS: Demand for Arthroplasty to Outpace Surgeon Capacity

Number of joint replacements performed per surgeon could double by 2050 to meet projected demand

Neoadjuvant, Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Resectable Melanoma

Event-free survival longer for those receiving neoadjuvant and adjuvant pembrolizumab versus adjuvant pembrolizumab only

Most Men Undergoing Outpatient Urethral Surgery Use No More Than Five Opioid Tablets

Preoperative opioid use was the only predictor of higher postoperative opioid use

Use of Posterior Spinal Fusion Expected to Increase 80 Percent by 2060

Estimated rates expected to nearly triple for men, women aged 75 years and older, but remain flat for those younger than 55 years