Research Round Up   

Orthopedic Research at Hackensack University Medical Center Advances Surgical Care Approaches

Recent publications highlight refinements in robotic surgery, post-op pain management and MRI shoulder imaging

Research Round Up

The orthopedic surgery team at Hackensack University Medical Center actively seeks new, better ways to approach surgery. Their efforts to refine care leading to, during and after surgery were highlighted recently in field-leading medical journals:

Hackensack University Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Ari D. Seidenstein, M.D., participated in a cadaveric study to determine whether a novel CT-free robotic surgical assistant improves the accuracy and reproducibility of bone resections in UKA compared to conventional manual instrumentation. The results, published in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, demonstrated that the ROSA® Partial Knee System was significantly more accurate, with fewer outliers, compared to conventional instrumentation. The data support using this robotic system for medial UKA.

Another study published in the Journal of Orthopaedics included contributions from Hackensack University Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Yair D. Kissin, M.D., and found that using IPACK block decreases inpatient postoperative opioid needs after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Additionally, their evaluation showed that robotic TKA and IPACK block seemed to demonstrate “a synergistic effect on opioid use and postoperative recovery.”

Francis G. Alberta, M.D., assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, participated in a recent Orthopedics study to establish a normal value and evaluate the reliability of the anterior glenoid angle. In a measure of 90 non-arthritic shoulder MRI scans, the novel MRI-based measurement of glenoid morphologic features showed “excellent inter- and intrarater reliability without using computed tomography scan or including the entire scapula in the field of view.”

Learn more about innovative orthopedic care at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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