Pubmed trends showing how the popularity of analyzing comorbidities have increased over time. The search query is “Arthroplasty[MeSH Major Topic] AND (comorbidity OR co-morbidity)”, for the blue bar I also added “AND (Charlson OR Elixhauser)” to indicate that the popularity of using scores that summarize the comorbidities also are increasing.
When I started my PhD-studies I had this idea that if we know the exact medical status of the patients and implant characteristics we will be able to explain why and when people are re-operated after total hip replacements (THR). Three years later I have just published an article in the Bone and Joint Journal
about how wrong I was. In this post I’ll try to give some personal reflections on the article. Continue reading →
A black-shouldered kite just after a meal, a beautiful picture that is CC and made by David Jenkins.
Although I’m not a shoulder surgeon, I find the rotator cuff injuries fascinating. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that surround the shoulder, providing motion and stability. Out of the four muscles, the top one is usually the most troublesome, the supraspinatus. It has a sensitive tendon that can both become irritated and cause pain and be a vital part of a rotator cuff rupture. In this post I’m going to focus on the rupture part, also commonly known as a rotator cuff tear. Note, this is not a complete review of this vast subject, more my personal reflections.
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