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Patient age, geographic location of treatment impact satisfaction with outpatient orthopedic procedures

September 2, 2015

Recently published data indicated non-modifiable factors, such as age and the geographic location where a patient is treated significantly influenced the patient’s satisfaction with an outpatient orthopedic procedure.

Researchers retrospectively reviewed the patient satisfaction scores for 12,177 academic, orthopedic, outpatient clinical encounters of 7,258 patients who completed the Press Ganey Medical Practice Survey between December 2010 and October 2013. The patient data collected included sex, age, status of employment, health insurance, zip code and orthopedic subspecialty involved.

In the Journals

Vertebroplasty remains preferred treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures

September 2, 2015
Despite concerns with excessive angular correction, vertebroplasty remains the preferred treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures over kyphoplasty…

Wright Medical receives FDA approval for Augment bone graft

September 2, 2015
Wright Medical Group Inc. announced FDA premarket approval for its Augment bone graft, which can be used as an alternative to autograft for ankle or hindfoot fusion…
In the Journals

Acetabular anterior overcoverage, retroversion in the anterosuperior acetabulum not more common in women

September 1, 2015
Recently published data indicated that although women had a greater mean global and focal acetabular anteversion compared with men, the prevalence of focal cephalad…
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BLOG: Give a ‘shout out’ to our military orthopedic surgeons

September 1, 2015
I recently returned from one of the most fulfilling weekends I have experienced in some time – 2 days at the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the…
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Feature Article

Optimal Management of High-Energy Pilon Fractures

Orthopedics, August 2015, Volume 38 Issue 8
The ideal treatment method for fibular fractures associated with high-energy pilon injuries remains unknown. In this…
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CME
Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty

Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty: Overstepping the Cornerstones of Traditional Pain Management

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Orthopedic procedures are associated with varying degrees of postsurgical pain that represent a challenge for…
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VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

August 19, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — At the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Andrew R. Hsu, MD
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