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Julie Küffer, Mohy E. Taha, Pierre Hoffmeyer, and Gregory Cunningham

Introduction Shoulder arthroplasty has significantly increased worldwide in recent decades, amongst both young 1 , 2 and elderly populations. 3 For example, in the United States the rate of shoulder arthroplasty has increased by 200

Sohail Nisar, Jeya Palan, Charles Rivière, Mark Emerton, and Hemant Pandit

-Biomet; has an educational contract for lectures and teaching with Zimmer-Biomet; is a clinician consultant attending expert meetings to discuss novel approaches to arthroplasty for Depuy Synthes, International, all outside the submitted work. HP reports

Low-dose dexamethasone during arthroplasty

What do we know about the risks?

Jessica T. Wegener, Tim Kraal, Markus F. Stevens, Markus W. Hollmann, Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs, and Daniël Haverkamp

Introduction In the last decade, many improvements in the peri-operative management of patients undergoing arthroplasty have facilitated the initiation of fast-track surgery, shortening the length of hospital stay up to 60%. 1 A

Farhan Syed and Anthony Ugwuoke

interest in total ankle arthroplasty. 1 In this article, we look at recent outcomes derived from various joint registries and research papers to discuss the current indications, trends and survival of ankle arthroplasty. Search methodology

James R Satalich, Daniel J Lombardo, Simon Newman, Gregory J Golladay, and Nirav K Patel

Background Sir John Charnley’s low friction total hip arthroplasty (THA) revolutionized the management of hip osteoarthritis. His design featured a low frictional torque head, a high-density polyethylene-bearing surface, and fixation of

Maurizio Calcagni and Thomas Giesen

Introduction A destroyed distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) can be reconstructed by fusion, resection and/or interposition of soft tissue or arthroplasty. Fusion is not desirable, as prono-supination is second only to thumb opposition in the

E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán and Primitivo Gómez-Cardero

first mobile-bearing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), the Oxford Knee (OUKA), was introduced, and in 1988 it was first reported. 8 UKA surgery has gained interest in recent years because it can diminish post-operative pain and has a

Laurent Nové-Josserand

Introduction Total shoulder arthroplasty is a reliable procedure with better outcomes than hemi-arthroplasty in terms of pain, subjective results, quality of life, strength and range of motion, even in the long term. 1 Glenoid exposure is

Stein J. Janssen, Iris van Oost, Stefan J.M. Breugem, and Rutger C.I. van Geenen

Introduction Suggested advantages of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) over total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are more natural knee kinematics, greater range of motion, lower complication and mortality rates, higher satisfaction, faster

Nuno Sampaio Gomes

Introduction Accurate glenoid component placement is of major importance in shoulder arthroplasty. Improperly-placed implants are at risk of dislocation, increased component wear and loosening, and the need for revision surgery. 1 - 3