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    The Top 10 Presentations of 2018

    Presentations from ICJR meetings address issues in hip and knee replacement, shoulder surgery, sports medicine, trauma, orthopaedic practice management, and healthcare economics. Of the more than 5200 meeting presentations on ICJR.net, which ones made our list of the 10 most-accessed presentations of 2018? Find out below!

    No. 1: Lessons Learned in 40 Years of Orthopedic Practice

    Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD, founder of The Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, presented the keynote address at ICJR’s 5th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Course, looking back at his long and successful career and sharing his pearls for practice.

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    RELATED: Dr. Richard Rothman: Lessons Learned from Nearly 50 Years in Practice

    No. 2: Two-stage Reimplantation for Infected TKA: Articulating Spacers

    Michael J. Taunton, MD, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, presented a surgical technique video on articulating spacers for revision total knee arthroplasty and reviewed indications and contraindications for their use at ICJR’s 6th Annual Revision Hip & Knee Course.

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    No. 3: Two-Stage Reimplantation for Infected TKA: Static Spacers

    At ICJR’s 6th Annual Revision Hip & Knee Course, Tad M. Mabry, MD, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, presented a surgical technique video on static spacers and reviewed indications and contraindications for their use in patients undergoing revision total knee arthroplasty.

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    RELATED: Static and Articulating Spacers for 2-Stage Revision TKA

    No. 4: Ramifications of Socket Position and Sizing: Impingement and Instability

    Jose A. Rodriguez MD, from Lenox Hill Hospital at the time of the presentation and now from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, shared research findings and surgical technique tips for socket positioning and sizing in a presentation at ICJR’s 5th Annual Direct Anterior Approach Hip Course.

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    No. 5: Patients with a BMI >40 Need to Be Optimized Before Elective TKA

    William G. Hamilton, MD, from Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Alexandria, Virginia, advocated for a compassionate approach to managing obese patients seeking total knee arthroplasty in a presentation at the 6th Annual ICJR South Hip & Knee Course.

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    RELATED: Considering a BMI Cutoff for Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients

    No. 6: Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty versus Total Knee Arthroplasty: Are We Able to Create the Forgotten Joint?

    At ICJR’s Pan Pacific Orthopaedic Congress, Frederick F. Buechel Jr., MD, presented a study from Hospital for Special Surgery that compared the patient-reported Forgotten Knee Score in 64 patients who underwent robotic-assisted medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and 64 patients who underwent manual total knee arthroplasty.

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    No. 7: How I Do a THA

    William J. Long, MD, FRCSC, from NYU Langone Health and the Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York, led a panel discussion on foundational issues in primary total hip arthroplasty, such as intra-articular injections, smoking cessation, and obesity, at the 6th Annual ICJR South Hip & Knee Course.

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    No. 8: Differential Diagnosis of the Painful Total Hip Arthroplasty

    Thomas K. Fehring, MD, from OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, reviewed a stepwise approach to determining the reason for pain after total hip arthroplasty, with a focus on the history, physical examination, and radiographs, at ICJR’s 3rd Annual Revision Hip & Knee Course.

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    No. 9: Intraop: Skin Preps and Drapes, Antibiotic Cement, Irrigations

    At ICJR’s 10th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course, Jeremy M. Gililland MD, from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, addressed the evidence for intraoperative strategies to reduce periprosthetic joint infections as part of the series of lectures on urban legends in total joint arthroplasty.

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    RELATED: Reducing PJIs: The Myth of Laminar Flow

    No. 10: Preservation Medicine for Hip Ailments: What Is the Evidence?

    Nicolás S. Piuzzi, MD, from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, discussed the current state of biologic therapies, such as platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow concentrate, for hip applications during Essential Hip Topics: Cradle to Grave, a pre-course from ICJR prior to the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association’s Annual Meeting.

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