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SCOTUS hears arguments over tax credits for subsidies under ACA

March 4, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court today began hearing oral arguments in King vs. Burwell, a case that will determine whether the Internal Revenue Service may extend tax-credit subsidies for health insurance purchased through federal exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act.

The ACA was passed by Congress and signed into law in 2010. In 2012, the Supreme Court upheld a provision of the ACA requiring everyone to purchase health insurance or pay a fee or penalty.

Metal-on-metal implants long-lasting, potentially dangerous

March 4, 2015
The European Commission recently released a fact sheet detailing the advantages, disadvantages and potential health risks for patients who opt for metal-on-metal hip…

Advantages in rotator cuff repair seen in both single and double row treatments

March 4, 2015
Surgical procedures for rotator cuff repair can be difficult and time consuming to perform and may be associated with a steep learning curve. According to some shoulder…
In the Journals

Incidence, prevalence of Dupuytren’s disease significantly lower in ethnic Chinese groups

March 4, 2015
Compared with Western ethnic groups, the incidence and prevalence of Dupuytren’s disease and the male/female ratio were significantly lower in ethnic Chinese…
In the Journals

Lower age, higher education among predictors of better unilateral lumbar radiculopathy outcomes

March 4, 2015
Patients with higher education, lower age, full-time working status and lower fear-avoidance beliefs typically had better outcomes following caudal epidural injections…
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Comparison of Open and Percutaneous Lumbar Pedicle Screw Revision Rate Using 3-D Image Guidance and Intraoperative CT

Orthopedics, February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
Complications arising from a malpositioned screw can be both devastating and costly. The incidence of neurologic injury…
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No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

No Decreased Infection Rate When Using Antibiotic Impregnated Cement in Primary TJA

Abstract
There has been much debate and controversy about the routine use of antibiotic-impregnated bone cement in…
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Steinmann talks studies of interest from ASSH

February 23, 2015
BOSTON — Scott P. Steinmann, MD, discusses the findings and clinical relevance to orthopedic surgeons of multiple…
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