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In this issue of UPMC Restore, Doctors Vonda J. Wright, Michael J. Tranovich, and Hongshuai Li join together to present an update on hip preservation research. Doctor Adolph Yates discusses value measurement in orthopaedic surgery, and Doctors Joon Y. Lee, Lloydine Jacobs, and Barrett Woods give an overview on the safety of thromboembolic chemoprophylaxis in spinal trauma patients requiring surgical stabilization.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the viability of acetabular cartilage flaps in hip preservation
  • Describe the impact of value measurements on both the profession of orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic surgeons themselves
  • Review data related to the safety of heparin, enoxaparin, fondaparinux, and dalteparin in spinal trauma patients requiring surgical stabilization

Reading Resources:

  1. Sampson TG. Arthroscopic treatment for chondral lesions of the hip. Clin Sports Med. 2011:331-348.
  2. Ruis D et al. The direct and indirect costs to society of treatment for end-stage knee osteoarthritis. JBJS.2013 August; 95(16): 1473-80.
  3. Callaghan JJ et al. Prophylaxis for thromboembolic disease: recommendations from the American College of Chest Physicians – are they appropriate for orthopaedic surgery? J Arthroplasty. 2005. 20(3): 273-4.


Vonda J. Wright, MD, MS; Adolph Yates Jr., MD; and Joon Y. Lee, MD, report no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 1/31/2014 | Last Modified On: 1/31/2014 | Expires: 1/31/2015

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