Beware of studies like this one about MPFL reconstruction that only have one year of follow-up. In this small study of only 43 patients who underwent MPFL reconstruction (some bilateral) with a strong suture, they demonstrated that most patients were stable at a year. We know that most patients are just resuming pivoting sports at […]
Sharing this a link to Miach Orthopaedics, who shared a post congratulating me and the Hospital for Special Surgery for our first Bridge-Enhanced ACL Restoration (BEAR) implant surgery. Learn more about the BEAR implant on their website.
According to a study in the orthopaedic journal, JBJS, 5.3% of patients who underwent orthopedic surgery were still taking narcotics one year after surgery. These are patients who were not chronic opiate users before surgery. The highest rates were found after revision spine surgery.
I hear this question quite frequently. Whether it be from my medical student mentees or from the residents and fellows I teach. The answer is that I love orthopedics for many reasons. For one, the fact I help improve a patient’s quality of life is immeasurable. Patient’s goals always vary from returning to sports, to being […]