Total knee arthroplasties are common procedures, about 12-13 000 primary procedures are performed each year in Sweden (population 9 million). Since over 90 % of Swedish surgeons operate in a bloodless field (applying a tourniquet to the leg prior to incision), it is interesting to see research questioning our use. Could 2013 be the beginning of the end for the tourniquet in knee arthroplasties? Continue reading
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Tutorial: Scraping the chocolate data with R
A recent meta-analysis comparing treatments for achilles tendon ruptures caught my eye. This is probably one of the most commonly debated injuries among young orthopaedic surgeons; “what would you do if you’re achilles ruptured?”. After a few beers we can keep at it for hours… Maybe we can finally move to more interesting topics after Soroceanu et al’s excellent article. Continue reading