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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 groups, with ethnic Chinese women experiencing significantly lower age at onset, according to study results.

Searching Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Research Database, researchers identified 1,078 patients with Dupuytren’s disease who filed claims for treatment between January 2000 and December 2011. The researchers estimated age- and gender-specific incidence by dividing the incidence number by population data.

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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…
DISC and Matsuda partner to launch Hip Arthroscopy Center of Excellence

DISC and Matsuda partner to launch Hip Arthroscopy Center of Excellence

March 4, 2015
DISC Sports & Spine Center recently announced a partnership with Dean K. Matsuda, MD, to launch the group’s new Hip Arthroscopy Center of…
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Use of TXA during spinal surgery reduces blood loss, transfusion rates

March 4, 2015
Researchers found using tranexamic acid during spinal surgery effectively reduced blood loss, the volume of blood transfused, the overall rate of transfusions and the…

CMS releases 2015 Quality Measures Report

March 3, 2015
CMS released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report, demonstrating that the nation has made significant progress in improving the health care…
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CME Review Article

Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedics, February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
Educational ObjectivesAs a result of reading this article, physicians should be able to:
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Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement: October 2014

Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement: October 2014

Abstract
Despite recent advances in device manufacturing and surgical techniques, the management of proximal femoral…
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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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