The purpose of this study is to follow the patient's short term and long term clinical outcome after undergoing joint replacement surgery.
The objective of this study is to evaluate 6-to-12-month radiographic outcomes of patients with sacroiliac joint disruptions or degenerative sacroiliitis that have already undergone treatment with the CATAMARAN SI Joint Fusion System. In addition, retrospective and prospective clinical outcomes will be evaluated.
Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study (with a one-week washout period) where subjects receive either 3 months of tetracycline or 3 months of placebo. After the 3 month primary endpoint, in the follow-up period, patients will be assigned to the alternate treatment for 3 months with blind maintained.
The purpose of this study is to assess the course of hip weakness after LLIF or ALIF procedures. These outcomes include measures of hip strength using a dynamometer, which is a device used to measure muscle strength. While it is known that people experience temporary hip and leg weakness after an LLIF or ALIF, the exact timing of when hip and leg strength is regained after an LLIF or ALIF is not known.
The purpose of the study is to learn about the ease of using a humidified fragrant citrus forest oil, along with a virtual simulation of a forest environment (i.e., with sights and sounds of nature using a personal tablet Surface Pro 3 with headphones, to learn more about how these two aspects of the simulated forest immersion therapy (SFIT) may improve pain, anxiety, blood-pressure, and heart rate related to Axial Spondyloarthritis. The investigators hope to learn how well SFIT may impact pain levels, feelings of calm, as well as blood- pressure and heart rate, and how participants tolerate the experience overall.
The purpose of this study is to explore the physical exam characteristics of patients referred to orthopedic surgeons with a diagnosis of thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis. CMC osteoarthritis of the thumb is one of the most common degenerative conditions of the hand in 11% of men and 33% of women (Gillis et al., 2011). Patients with CMC arthritis may experience pain, decreased range of motion, loss of grip and pinch strength, often limiting participation in activities of daily living (Bertozzi et al., 2014). In 1979, two physicians identified a variation of a tendinous connection in the wrist between the tip of the index finger...
This is the second phase of a clinical study to assess MP hyperextension in CMC arthritis. In the first phase, submitted for publication, the investigators demonstrated that there is poor correlation between dynamic control of the MP joint and the amount of passive hyperextension preoperatively in a sample of patients with CMC arthritis.
The purpose of this research is to evaluate two different standard of care surgeries in treating periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after total hip and knee arthroplasty. Researchers are looking at differences in outcomes following single versus planned double debridement, antibiotics, and implant retention (DAIR) for acutely infected total hip arthroplasty (THA), and total knee arthroplasties (TKAs).
The objective of this study is to collect clinical and radiographic outcomes using the CONDUIT™ Interbody Cervical System with supplemental fixation using a DePuy Synthes Cervical Plating System.
Cortisone injections are commonly used in the treatment of osteoarthrosis of the knee, but there are known detriments to cortisone including localized tissue atrophy near the injection site and acceleration of joint degeneration, as well as contraindications, such as uncontrolled diabetes. Ketorolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory with decades of clinical data that is most commonly injected intramuscularly. There is rising interest in using ketorolac as an intra-articular injectant substitute or adjunctive to cortisone. This may potentially improve clinical outcomes or decrease adverse effects. Although intra-articular use of...