Orthopedics

Information Technology as Communication | Feature

The power of communication and connectivity is stronger than ever before, and healthcare providers should capitalize on the technological opportunities that exist today.

Conference Coverage: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2012 | Conference Coverage

The 2012 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons was held from February 7-11 in San Francisco. The features below highlight just some of the

Preventing Falls in the Elderly: Updated Guidelines | Opinion Article

Falls are one of the most common health problems experienced by older adults and are a common cause of loss of functional independence. Studies show that unintended

Symptom Duration in Lumbar Disc Herniation | Opinion Article

A lumbar disc herniation occurs when part of the jellylike material in the center of a disc between two vertebrae in the lower back forces its way

Patient Safety & Orthopaedic Surgery Residents | Opinion Article

Healthcare institutions are being pressured to become highly reliable and to apply systems-based approaches to address patient safety. Issues unique to surgical training may influence the safety climate.

Guidelines Update #2 2011 | eMedia

The Changing Tide of Knee Arthroscopy in the U.S. | Feature

New research shows that the number of arthroscopic knee procedures increased by nearly 50% between 1996 and 2006, a finding that may have important implications for surgeon workloads and outcomes.

Considering Artificial Disc Replacement | Opinion Article

A recent study compares fusion surgery to disc replacement surgery for patients with degenerative disc disease to determine patient satisfaction, expense, and outcomes.

Most Americans Using Alternative Therapies: Consumer Reports | Medical Blog

A Consumer Reports survey found that while most Americans would choose prescription drugs to treat 12 common conditions, roughly 75% partake in alternative therapies, such as yoga

Improving Care for Falls & Urinary Incontinence | Opinion Article

The number of Americans aged 65 and older is rapidly increasing, and these individuals have a disproportionately greater amount of healthcare requirements, office visits, and hospitalizations than their younger counterparts.

Strategies to Manage Traction-Table Complications | Opinion Article

Traction tables are used in different types of procedures for the hip and femur, including fracture fixation, hip arthroscopy, and less-invasive arthroplasty. Although there is a relatively

Guidelines for Managing Patients With Shoulder Arthritis | Feature

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has released treatment guidelines for glenohumeral joint osteoarthritis, which contain 16 recommendations— including operative and non-operative treatment options—to assist clinicians in the management of these patients.

Improving Boomeratric Care Services | Opinion Article

The population of baby boomers and geriatric adults—the “boomeratric”™ generation—is continuing to increase in the United States. Implementing initiatives such as a geriatric fracture care program can lead to significant healthcare cost savings and reductions in future hospitalizations while streamlining the continuum of care.

Guidelines for Managing Achilles Tendon Rupture | Feature

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has released treatment guidelines on acute Achilles tendon rupture, emphasizing early motion and weight-bearing to enhance the return of function.

Biceps Injuries: A Look at Treatment Trends | Opinion Article

Tendinitis of the long head of the biceps (LHB) is a common inflammatory tenosynovitis that occurs as the tendon courses along its constrained path within the bicipital groove of the humerus. Despite plenty of research into the anatomy of the LHB tendon, there is still some controversy on the most appropriate management strategies.

A Minimally Invasive Alternative to Open Spine Surgery | Opinion Article

Endoscopic spine procedures can be used to correct many of the conditions that cause chronic back pain or to repair failed previous surgeries--and can often be done more quickly and simply with less pain, a lower risk of infection or other complications, and a shorter recovery time for patients.

Conference Highlights: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2011 | Conference Coverage

This feature highlights some of the studies that emerged from the 2011 AAOS annual meeting, including data supporting the long-term function of total knee replacement (TKR), imaging

Report: 20% of Orthopedic Surgeons’ Imaging Orders Are Defensive | Medical Blog

About 20% of scans ordered by orthopedic surgeons appear to be “defensive imaging,” primarily ordered to avoid malpractice litigation, according to a report presented at the annual

Howard Schubiner, MD
Howard Schubiner, MD

Reducing the Pain of Fibromyalgia | Feature

The chronic pain syndrome of fibromyalgia afflicts nearly 2% of women and a smaller proportion of men, and is both enigmatic and controversial. Many patients with fibromyalgia

Joint Pain Unresolved with Glucosamine and Chondroitin | Medical Blog

Over the past 10 years, general practitioners and rheumatologists have commonly prescribed glucosamine and chondroitin supplements to relieve joint pain in patients. Many patients buy the supplements

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