Explore the latest in orthopedics from The JAMA Network, including recent advances in minimally invasive management of bone and joint disorders.
This systematic review and meta-analysis outlines the evidence for nonpharmacological interventions for postoperative pain management after total knee arthroplasty.
This study determines whether patient-related factors associated with all-cause, surgical, and return-to-theater readmission after total hip arthroplasty differ and which factors are most significant.
This randomized clinical trial compares clinically guided vs genotype-guided dosing to assess whether it improves the safety of warfarin initiation in patients undergoing elective hip or knee arthroplasty.
This cross-sectional study compares the frequency of rupture of the distal biceps tendon in patients with wild-type transthyretin amyloidosis cardiomyopathy vs those with other causes of heart failure.
This mixed longitudinal study assesses the acquisition of whole-body and skeletal site–specific bone mineral content relative to linear growth in a healthy, diverse, longitudinal cohort of children, adolescents, and young adults and tests for differences related to sex and African American race.
This cohort study compares early vs later orthostatic hypotension measurements and their association with history of dizziness and long-term adverse outcomes.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the 2017 American College of Physicians’ guideline on noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the 2016 National Clinical Guideline Centre’s guideline on routine preoperative tests for elective surgery.
This study explores sex disparities among 13- to 17-year-olds who undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
This study evaluates the outcomes of an enhanced recovery after surgery program in patients undergoing elective colorectal resection and patients undergoing emergency hip fracture repair.
This Viewpoint discusses the practice of scheduling overlapping surgeries, calls for studies to determine if the practice is harmful to patients, and suggests behavioral modification to help restore public trust of patients and regulators in surgeons and surgical practice.
A young man had functional nasal obstruction after facial trauma resulted in fractured nasal bones, had undergone a closed nasal fracture reduction but obstructive symptoms persisted, also expressed dissatisfaction with the appearance of his nose. What would you do next?
This cadaver study defines the biomechanical factors associated with orbital floor fractures using a drop tower with an accelerometer to measure impact force on the globe and rim of cadaver heads affixed with strain gauges.
This cohort study investigates the failure to obtain informed consent as an allegation in medical malpractice claims for patients undergoing a spinal procedure.
This database analysis uses the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System to collect data to evaluate the incidence of recreational activity–associated facial fractures among older adults and to further delineate injury characteristics including demographics, fracture location, and activities.
This study assesses the value of a novel facial trauma simulation course requiring residents to practice advanced decision making.