A Pennsylvania lawsuit alleging that several medical device companies paid illegal kickbacks to physicians raises questions about doctors' relationships with the industry and could signal elevated scrutiny of these ties.
Dr. Lawrence Dorr, a nationally known orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles, realized last year that something was very wrong with some of his patients.
All hip surgeons have had the experience of completing a primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) only to discover a proximal femoral fracture just prior to reducing the hip. We can comfort our patients and ourselves that the outcome of a THA with a proximal femoral fracture is excellent with proper treatment and uncemented stem fixation. The purpose of this study was to examine risk fractures, treatment options, and outcomes in THA with proximal femoral fractures.