4 recent studies for spine, orthopedic surgeons to know


Becker's has reported on four studies since Aug. 23 that spine and orthopedic surgeons should know.

1. Taking aspirin after a joint replacement surgery could increase the risk of blood clots, according to a study published Aug. 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

2. A study published in The Spine Journal concluded that patient improvement in neck pain was greater than improvement in arm pain following cervical disc replacements.

3. A study published in the July 2022 edition of Operative Neurosurgery supports the long-term use of Premia Spine's Tops spinal joint replacement system.

4. Pacira BioSciences' Exparel drug was found to be effective in treating pain after total knee replacements, according to a study. 

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