Orthopedics

The Generational Differences in Healthcare Technology | Feature

For decades marketers have tailored their messages and delivery tactics based on the target audience to help increase sales of products and services. Today, physicians and healthcare

Post-Op Weekend Admissions & Discharges | Feature

Hospital readmission is associated with high morbidity, mortality, and healthcare expenditures and is increasingly being recognized as an important outcome for clinicians, patients, policymakers, and healthcare payers.

Heroes in Medicine: Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for being recognized as this month’s “Heroes in Medicine” recipient from Physician’s Weekly. Dr.

Guidance for Managing ACL Injuries | Feature

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has released Appropriate Use Criteria for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs and treatment. These criteria also provide clinicians with rehabilitation and function checklists to help ensure that patients safely return to sports after ACL injuries.

Heroes in Medicine: Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP | Feature

Congratulations to Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP, of the Yale School of Medicine for being the winner of the “Heroes in Medicine” award from Physician’s Weekly

Do Doctors Make the Wrong Diagnosis in Their Own Investment Strategies? | Opinion Article

Medicine is one of the highest-paying professions, but whether doctors are able to manage their money wisely is another question. Just 28% of working doctors feel very

Heroes in Medicine: Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital for being the winner of the“Heroes

Patient Safety: Surveying Orthopedic Surgeons | Feature

A survey of orthopedic surgeons shows that there is much enthusiasm for finding ways to improve patient safety but the climate and environment are not ideal. These findings can serve as a starting point for cultural change to improve the safety climate in orthopedic surgery.

CME: 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.

CME: Enhancing Recovery After Back Surgery | Feature

A short series of phone conversations with trained counselors appears to substantially enhance recovery and reduce pain in patients after they have undergone spinal surgery. The phone calls can reinforce the value of adhering to physical therapy and back-strengthening exercise regimens and are a relatively inexpensive and simple intervention.

Enhancing Recovery After Back Surgery | Feature

A short series of phone conversations with trained counselors appears to substantially enhance recovery and reduce pain in patients after they have undergone spinal surgery. The phone calls can reinforce the value of adhering to physical therapy and back-strengthening exercise regimens and are a relatively inexpensive and simple intervention.

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

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