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Robotic-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery: Is it Beneficial?

Robotic-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery: Is It Beneficial? So far, an enormous amount of money has been spent on equipment to improve the accuracy of a cut when installing joints for knee and hip replacement. Computer navigation, however, has not been proven to show any overall benefit to the patient, i.e., no…

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Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

There is a controversy as to whether rotator cuff repairs done arthroscopically should be done with a single row of suture anchors or two rows, i.e., double row.  Investigators promoting the double-row technique have yet to prove a benefit and justify the cost.  Among the most experienced arthroscopic surgeons in…

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Smoking and Orthopaedic Surgery

Research demonstrates that there is an increased risk of infection and reduced rate of healing among people who smoke. A person has to be away from cigarettes/tobacco for a month before the negative wound effects of it are eradicated from a person\'s body. No wonder spine surgeons refuse to operate…

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