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Featured Review: Improving outcomes in total knee arthroplasty

This review, from Beal and colleagues, aims to highlight the current literature surrounding navigation and custom implants in total knee arthroplasty, in particular the effect on perioperative, radiographic, and clinical outcomes, to determine the role these new technologies may have in improving the patient experience with TKA.

Editors' profiles

Prof Nicola Maffulli, Editor-in-Chief

Prof Nicola Maffulli is a Consultant at Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Surgeons and is also Chair in Musculoskeletal Disorders in Salerno University School of Medicine, Honorary Chair in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, and has a Visiting Professorship in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Keele University School of Medicine. His particular scientific interests include physiopathology of sports injuries and arthroscopic techniques of the knee, foot and ankle.

Dr John Furia, Deputy Editor

Dr John Furia is a partner in SUN Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Corporation, located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Evangelical Ambulatory Surgical Center, president of the Union County Medical Society, and has served as president of Old Trail Imaging, LLC. Dr Furia practices orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and specialises in the use of shock wave therapy as a treatment for various musculoskeletal and sports medicine disorders.

Featured article: The outcomes of chemotherapy only treatment on mild spinal tuberculosis

In this study, Zhang and colleagues sought to clarify the indications of conservative treatment for spinal TB by analysing the outcomes of mild spinal TB cases treated by nonoperative methods. They found that mild spinal TB could be treated by standard chemotherapy alone, surgery should be reserved for cases which do not respond well to chemotherapy.

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