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1 A comparison study of KOOS-PS and KOOS function and sport scores Physical Therapy, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Can change in prolonged walking be inferred from a short test of gait speed among older adults who are initially well-functioning Physical Therapy, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Idiopathic scoliosis: The tethered spine II post-surgical pain Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies , July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Vitamin K1 and 25(OH)D are independently and synergistically associated with a risk for hip fracture in an elderly population: A case control study Clinical Nutrition, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Feasibility, effectiveness and costs associated with a web-based follow-up assessment following total joint arthroplasty Journal of Arthroplasty, July 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

6 Poor womac scores in contralateral knee negatively impact TKA outcomes: data from the osteoarthritis initiative Journal of Arthroplasty, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Cost-effectiveness of training rural providers to identify and treat patients at risk for fragility fractures Osteoporosis International, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Vaccination in elite athletes Sports Medicine, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

9 The use of HemiCAP for the treatment of osteochondral lesions Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, July 22, 2014    Review Article    Clinical Article

10 Clinical outcome after reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament in patients with recurrent patella instability Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, July 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

11 Medication safety: Does intravenous acetaminophen promote perioperative hypothermia for total hip arthroplasty? Journal of Arthroplasty, July 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

12 Increased whole body hydroxyproline production as assessed by a new stable isotope technique is associated with hip and spine bone mineral loss in cystic fibrosis Clinical Nutrition, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Volumetric bone mineral density and bone geometry assessed by peripheral quantitative computed tomography in women with differentiated thyroid cancer under TSH-suppression Clinical Endocrinology, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Effect of a pain diary use on recovery from acute low back (lumbar) sprain Rheumatology International, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Monitoring of osteoporosis therapy Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Novel approaches to the treatment of osteoporosis Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, July 22, 2014    Review Article

17 Motivation, effort and life circumstances as predictors of foot ulcers and amputations in people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus Diabetic Medicine, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

18 The anatomy of the coracohumeral ligament and its relation to the subscapularis muscle Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, July 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

19 Biomechanical comparison of two techniques for arthroscopic suprapectoral biceps tenodesis: interference screw versus implant-free intraosseous tendon fixation Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, July 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

20 Long-term results of the Latarjet procedure for anterior instability of the shoulder Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, July 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

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Highlights in Orthopedics

Zoledronic acid effective in fracture prevention after 1 year of treatment

As reported in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the anti-fracture effect of zoledronic acid is apparent as early as 12 months after treatment and persists for at least 3 years. The study involved 9355 women with osteoporosis who were followed for 3 y. Compared with the placebo group, the ORs for fractures in the women 1, 2, and 3 years after treatment with zoledronic acid were 0.74, 0.53, and 0.61, respectively.

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Exercise + weight loss program effective in treating hip OA

As published in Physical Therapy, a combined 8-month exercise plus weight loss program in overweight or obese patients with hip OA (n=35) resulted in a 32.6% self-reported improvement in physical functioning, as well as pain and walking. This is the first report to demonstrate a benefit in patients with hip OA, which is consistent with the reported benefit of exercise plus weight loss in patients with knee OA.

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An alternative regimen for diabetic foot infections

As published in Infection, iv moxifloxacin (400 mg qd) is as effective as iv piperacillin/tazobactam (4.0/0.5 g tid) followed by oral amoxicillin/clavulanate (875/125 mg bid x 7-21 d) in the treatment of diabetic foot infections (69.9%-76.4% vs. 69.1%-78.8%, respectively).

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