A commentary on “Comparison of complication types and rates associated with anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty” by Parada et al from JSES 2021
3D CT Preoperative Planning in Shoulder Arthroplasty: Differences in Industry Technician and Surgeon Planning
Given the increased use and availablilty of preoperative planning in shoulder arthroplasty, improved knowledge of how surgeons plan, the ability to execute the plan, and factors associated with planning is needed.
The lack of diversity within the orthopaedics industry has been well documented over the past several years. Since the 1970s the percentage of women entering medicine has steadily increased, and currently 51% of matriculating medical students are female.
The number of total joint replacements is growing rapidly, and the current trend suggests that the number of total joints performed will double by 2030.
A 2017 study published in the Current Reviews on Musculoskeletal Medicine stated that patient education prior to joint replacement surgery has been shown to decrease anxiety, improve post-operative pain control, provide more realistic expectations of surgery, and increase the patient’s understanding of their surgery.
With 35 collection sites across the United States and Europe, the Equinoxe database includes information on demographics, comorbidities, implant specifics, 7 PROMs, ROM, radiographic data, and complications—all using standardized forms—for more than 10,000 shoulder cases. This multi-center collection using standardized forms creates the volume of evidence needed to produce the necessary statistical power for accurate analysis of the data.
There are two things that all total knee surgeons can agree on when it comes to imageless computer navigation: It is more accurate than mechanical instrumentation in obtaining coronal alignment of the limb, and it is painful to adopt into one’s practice.
As a group, arguably we have unparalleled clinical and research experience with TAA. Each of us has formulated potential improvements to the existing body of knowledge of TAA and has had some hand in the improvement of existing total ankle systems or development of potential new systems.
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a process that creates a three-dimensional object by building successive layers of raw material, such as metal, plastic, tissue scaffolds, concrete and even food.