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Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common conditions evaluated by physicians, with nearly 4 million patients presenting for carpal tunnel-like symptoms each year. Carpal tunnel release is the traditional treatment for patients with moderate to severe disease. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release is a less-invasive technique that can allow for faster return to work and a decrease in postoperative pain.
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a spectrum of abnormalities of the hip joint. Using the Utah Population Database a substantial familia predisposition and genetic component to DDH was identified.
The mission of the Orthopaedic Robotics Laboratory is the prevention of degenerative joint disease by improving diagnostic, repair, and rehabiliation procedures for musculoskeletal injuries using state-of-the-art robotic technology. The laboratory offers research opportunities related to musculoskeletal inkuries with emphasis on soft tissue injuries of the knee and shoulder.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgey focuses on the prevention, diagnsosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Unmatched in the region for research and clinical trials, our team of researchers actively pursue breakthroughs in areas including hip preservation and spinal trauma.
Hip preservation is one of the most rapidly growing fields in orthopaedic surgery. Vonda Wright, MD, provides a background on the research being conduct by the UPMC hip preservation program, initial study results, and the future of our hip athroscopy research registry.
In this article, Adolph Yates, MD, discusses value measurements assigned to orthopaedic surgery procedures, specifically hip and knee replacements, as they represent the largest procedural cost set for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Joon Y Lee, MD, presents recent research on the use of chemoprophylaxis in spinal trauma patients and argues in favor of considering chemoprophylaxis for patients who are are higher risk for developing venous thromboembolic events (VTE) and require surigcal stablization.
Download the complete Winter 2014 issue of Restore.