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PROMIS Physical Function Computer Adaptive Test useful for evaluation of proximal humerus fractures

August 3, 2015

In patients with proximal humerus fractures, the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Physical Function Computer Adaptive Test was found to be useful for the assessment of patients’ levels of upper extremity function while reducing overall patient assessment time, according to study results.

Researchers evaluated 47 patients ages 60 years and older with displaced proximal humerus fractures treated between 2006 and 2009. Patients’ outcome measures were evaluated through the use of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Physical Function Computer Adaptive Test (PROMIS PF CAT), Constant Shoulder Score (CSS), DASH score, and the Short Musculoskeletal Functional Assessment (SMFA) Bothersome and Functional index.

Concussion specialists, physical therapists added to University Hospitals

August 3, 2015
To strengthen University Hospitals’ concussion management program, the university recently announced it has added primary care concussion specialists and physical…
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BLOG: Patient financing also can be used as a marketing tool

August 3, 2015
I speak with health care practices on a regular basis. During these conversations, physicians usually ask a range of questions to help determine whether they should…
In the Journals

Subscapularis-sparing TSA offers shoulder anatomic restoration, long-term outcomes raise concerns

August 2, 2015
Using subscapularis-sparing total shoulder arthroplasty offered anatomic restoration of the shoulder; however, concerns were raised with regard to long-term outcomes due…

Volume-to-value transition underway in orthopedic care

August 1, 2015
During the last several years, a seismic change has occurred in health care payment and delivery, shifting the focus from volume-based to value-based reimbursement. In…
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Professional Practice

Language and Licensing: A Brief Review of Legal Issues Relevant to the Licensed Athletic Trainer

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, July/August 2015, Volume 7 Issue 4
California is the lone state without state-based legislation regulating the practice of athletic trainers. This article…
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CME
Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Effect of Topical Tranexamic Acid in Reducing Bleeding and Transfusions in TKA: May 2015

Intravenous tranexamic acid (TXA) has been identified to be effective in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but the effect…
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VIDEO: A look at techniques in repair of deep osteochondral defects and MIC

July 27, 2015
CHICAGO — At the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting, Lars Peterson, MD, PhD, examined a study…
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