Orthopedics

Surgery, Readmission Destinations, & Mortality | Feature

Striving to maintain continuity of care after surgery in the same hospital and by the same surgical team appears to be critical in helping achieve the best possible outcomes should postoperative complications arise.

Conference Highlights: AAOS 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at AAOS 2016, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, from March 1 to 5 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

CME: Postoperative Cardiac Issues After Arthroplasty | Feature

Several significant risk factors for developing postoperative cardiac complications after total knee and hip arthroplasty have been identified. For high-risk patients, clinicians should pay special attention to preoperative cardiology evaluations and careful perioperative monitoring.

Predicting Infections After RSA | Feature

“A failed prior arthroplasty was identified as an independent risk factor for infection after RSA.” — Brent J. Morris, MD

Postoperative Cardiac Issues After Arthroplasty | Feature

Several significant risk factors for developing postoperative cardiac complications after total knee and hip arthroplasty have been identified. For high-risk patients, clinicians should pay special attention to preoperative cardiology evaluations and careful perioperative monitoring.

Concussion Season: Why We Need to Do Better | Medical Blog

The NFL season kicked off this month but with it, we return back to concussion season. Most people know of the controversy of the concussion cover-up in

Opioid Use & Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty | Opinion Article

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA), a procedure designed for treating diseased rotator cuff tears with arthritis, can be used to improve function and provide pain relief. Opioids are

Bundled Approach Reduces SSIs | News Brief

Among patients undergoing cardiac or orthopedic surgery, a bundled intervention consisting of Staphylococcus aureus screening, decolonization, and targeted prophylaxis appears to significantly decrease complex S aureus surgical

Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Medical Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require

Defining Rx Opioid Overdose Risk | News Brief

Patients who use multiple pharmacies concurrently and have overlapping opioid prescriptions appear to be at greater risk for opioid overdoses than others, according to a study. Patients

Defining Rx Opioid Overdose Risk | News Brief

Patients who use multiple pharmacies concurrently and have overlapping opioid prescriptions appear to be at greater risk for opioid overdoses than others, according to a study. Patients

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report | News Brief

Nearly 20,000 physicians across 25 specialties responded to Medscape’s 2015 Compensation Survey. Check out our infographic! The top three earners this year are Orthopedics (421k), Cardiology (376k),

Hip Fracture Surgery: Costs & Benefits | Opinion Article

According to current estimates, more than 300,000 patients—mostly people aged 65 and older—sustain a hip fracture each year in the United States, and the annual incidence is

Surgeons Who Can’t Perform Open Surgery | Medical Blog

"There may be a movement afoot to start a Fundamentals of Open Surgery course. What is going on here? Do we really need to have a separate course to teach residents open surgery? Isn't that what a 'residency' is supposed to do?"

Guidelines for Managing ACL Injuries | Opinion Article

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are among the most common injuries that occur in athletes participating in high-demand sports. Research has shown that people who suffer these

AAOS 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at AAOS 2015, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, from March 24 to 28 in Las Vegas. The features

Elective Major Orthopedic Surgery in Octogenarians | Feature

The rate of elective major orthopedic surgical procedures in patients aged 80 and older appears to be increasing, and overall adverse event rates are low. These procedures could be offered to this patient group as long as candidates are willing to accept the slightly higher risks.

Hip Fracture in Older Adults | Feature

As life expectancy continues to increase in the United States, the number of elderly people and those with chronic health conditions like osteo­porosis is also rising. The

TKA vs THA – Infographic | Feature

Comparing knee and hip arthroplasties—a look at prevalence and reimbursement rates.

Knee & Hip Arthroplasties: Analyzing the Obesity Effect | Feature

The growth in total knee arthroplasty volume has outpaced that of total hip arthroplasty among Americans who are obese and overweight. If obesity rates continue to climb, the magnitude of this effect will become increasingly problematic.

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