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October 2016

Patient Care

Advances in limb-lengthening techniques offer better options for patients with severe discrepancies
Recent advances in limb-lengthening devices and techniques, including FDA approval of the Precice implantable intramedullary rod, means that most patients can now be successfully treated for complex limb deficiencies and discrepancies.

Weighing the benefits and risks of minimally invasive spine surgery
The goal of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is to achieve outcomes equivalent to open surgery while minimizing soft tissue damage. Although pain and recovery times are often reduced in MISS, long-term outcomes are rarely better than traditional approaches.


Research

Surgery after primary patellar dislocation may prevent recurrences
Most first-time patellar dislocations in skeletally immature patients are managed conservatively, despite the frequency of recurrent dislocations. A new trial aims to determine whether medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction after first-time dislocation can prevent recurrent dislocations and subsequent arthritis.

Preventing post-traumatic OA with low-dose dexamethasone
Despite improved surgical techniques and implant design, rates of arthrofibrosis after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have remained relatively unchanged for two decades. Now, translational studies are increasing understanding of arthrofibrosis pathology and pointing to potential treatments.



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Education

Microvascular Surgery Skills Training - October 17-21, 2016
Oct. 17-21, in Rochester, Minn.
This five-day program focuses on developing skills in microsurgical techniques. Limited to just four attendees per session, the course allows each student to receive extensive, individualized training.


Microvascular Surgery Skills Training - October 24-28, 2016
Oct. 24-28, 2016, in Rochester, Minn.
This five-day program focuses on developing skills in microsurgical techniques. Limited to just four attendees per session, the course allows each student to receive extensive, individualized training.


Minnesota Memorial Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium 2016
Nov. 4, 2016, in Rochester, Minn.
This course focuses on current approaches to some of the most challenging conditions seen in orthopedic pediatric practice. It includes interactive lectures, case discussions, anatomy lab demonstrations and Q and A sessions.



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