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Majority of PCPs assigned high value to medical imaging

January 26, 2015

The majority of primary care physicians considered access to medical imaging to be essential to patient care, indicating that it aided in establishing earlier and more definitive diagnoses, according to a recent survey.

“Advanced medical imaging constituted one of the most rapidly growing services among Medicare beneficiaries from the mid-1990s until the mid-2000s.” researcher Christine M. Hughes, BA, of the Hadley Hart Group in Chicago, and colleagues wrote. “Since 2005, however, this trend has slowed, but reductions in payment for and/or utilization of advanced imaging continue to be advocated by many policymakers. If imaging utilization has increased, likely it has been requested with increased frequency; thus, the perspectives of ordering physicians may have important policy implications.”

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Know advantages and obstacles of undertaking umbrella merger

January 26, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii – At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, David M. Glaser, MD, spoke about the benefits and barriers orthopedic surgeons can expect when they establish…

Postoperative outcomes and safety may be heightened by integration of robotics

January 25, 2015
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Amedica, InterMed enter purchasing agreement with HealthTrust

January 24, 2015
Amedica Corporation and InterMed Resources recently announced a purchasing agreement with HealthTrust regarding Amedica’s silicon nitride interbody offerings. Per…
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Larson discusses autograft selection

January 23, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii – At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Christopher M. Larson, MD, shares his “pearls” for selection criteria for patella tendon autograft…
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Biomechanical Analysis of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Aperture Femoral Fixation

Orthopedics, January 2015, Volume 38 Issue 1
The goal of this study was to determine whether single-tunnel–double-bundle-equivalent posterior cruciate ligament…
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Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement

Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement

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Despite recent advances in device manufacturing and surgical techniques, the management of proximal femoral…
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Larson discusses autograft selection

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