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Abelacimab Prevents VTE After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Single, postoperative IV dose of abelacimab superior to enoxaparin for preventing venous thromboembolism, with no increase in bleeding risk

Survival Up for Multiple Cancer Types for Teens, Young Adults

Limited or no improvement seen in female breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and bone and joint sarcomas

Risk Factors ID’d for VTE, ASCVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease increased twofold after unprovoked VTE in rheumatoid arthritis

Disparities Seen for Racial, Ethnic Minorities in Outpatient Practices

Visit rates lower for Black individuals versus Whites for 23 of 29 specialties, with marked disparities for dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery

2019 to 2020 Saw 1.5-Year Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy at Birth

Mortality due to COVID-19 had biggest effect on decline in life expectancy for both men and women, all races examined

Arthritis Rate ID’d After Posterior Shoulder Stabilization

Incidence of glenohumeral arthritis 1.7 per 100 person-years for posterior shoulder instability requiring surgical fixation

Meniscal Implant May Ease Post-Partial Meniscectomy Pain

Greater improvements in KOOS Overall and KOOS Pain seen in patients receiving synthetic medial meniscus implant versus nonsurgical care

CDC Advisers to Discuss Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised

Booster shots have become a hot topic since Pfizer-BioNTech said last week it would seek EUA for a third shot of its two-dose vaccine

Factors ID’d for Six-Year Outcomes of ACL Revision Surgery

Use of interference screw versus cross-pin for femoral fixation linked to better outcomes at six years

Orthopedic Surgery May Not Be More Effective Than Nonsurgical Alternatives

For six of the 10 most common elective orthopedic procedures, evidence showed no benefit over nonoperative care