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Anne Lübbeke

Introduction Why focus on outcome? The outcome of a treatment is what matters most to the patients, and to improve the patient’s condition is the ultimate goal of clinical care and clinical research. 1 - 3 To identify the most

Matthew Barrett, Anoop Prasad, Louis Boyce, Sebastian Dawson-Bowling, Pramod Achan, Steven Millington, and Sammy A. Hanna

complications, longer hospital stays, poorer wound healing and more anaesthetic complications. 17 Furthermore, obesity is associated with poor short-term outcomes after undergoing THA, with reported complications of increased rates of periprosthetic

Simon M. Lambert

Introduction The functional outcome of a proximal humeral fracture (PHF) is never that of a completely normal shoulder, however treated. Management of PHF, as for all fractures, combines an assessment of the mechanical and biological factors

A Prkić, N P Vermeulen, B W Kooistra, B The, M P J van den Bekerom, and D Eygendaal

, the literature shows better outcomes when these are performed by experienced surgeons and in high-volume hospitals. This includes several orthopedic procedures and arthroplasties ( 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13 ). Besides, in 2011, Sanchez

Nicholas D. Clement, Marwan Al-Zibari, Irrum Afzal, David J. Deehan, and Deiary Kader

Robotic-arm-assisted surgery is also associated with reduced intraoperative trauma to the soft tissue envelope when performing the bone cuts compared to manual performed knee arthroplasty. 3 This has been associated with improved early outcomes, such

Jean-Pierre St Mart, En Lin Goh, and Zameer Shah

Introduction Background Long-term outcomes and survivorship of total hip arthroplasty (THA) are dependent on the accurate restoration of hip biomechanics, which is achieved through optimal component positioning. 1 – 9 It is evident

Vikki Wylde, Neil Artz, Nick Howells, and Ashley W. Blom

Introduction The primary reasons that patients elect to undergo total knee replacement (TKR) are to gain improvements in pain and walking ability. 1 However, patients often have high expectations of the outcome of their TKR and want more

Jean-Pierre St Mart and En Lin Goh

-term implant survivorship and clinical outcomes. 15 Due to the aforementioned limitations of passive robotic systems, both semi-active and active systems are being increasingly used in TKA. 16 Semi-active systems allow the surgeon to guide the robotic

Richard N. de Steiger and Stephen E. Graves

international quality registries, it was not clear whether the outcomes could be attributed to the Australian population. This was largely due to the range of different prostheses used in Australia not recorded by these registries, differences in methods of

Georgios Kyriakopoulos, Lazaros Poultsides, and Panayiotis Christofilopoulos

-popularize the anterior approach in the 1980s. With the continued improvement of implants, outcomes and techniques, the muscle damage caused by the lateral and posterolateral approaches to the abductors and external rotators started to cause concern, 2 and