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Total cost of initial admission for TKA significantly predicted total readmission cost

August 24, 2016

Total readmission cost after total knee arthroplasty among patients with Medicare or Medicaid or with private insurance was significantly predicted by total cost of initial admission, according to results.

Utilizing the Michigan State Inpatient Database of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, researchers identified 1,721 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in 2012. Of these patients, 1,358 patients were readmitted within 3 months of discharge. Researchers categorized patients into a Medicare-or-Medicaid group (n=949) or into a non-Medicare-nor-Medicaid group (n=409).

Amedica receives FDA clearance for additional lateral lumbar interbody fusion device sizes

August 24, 2016
Amedica Corporation announced it has received FDA clearance for expanded Valeo II lateral lumbar sizes. According to the release, the fusion device is made of…
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Study on Paralympic athletes: Sports injury pattern associated with event discipline, athlete impairment

August 24, 2016
In a study of athletes who competed in the London 2012 Paralympic Games, investigators found sports injury patterns were associated with event disciplines and athlete…

Hospitals celebrate anniversary of first bilateral hand transplant in child

August 24, 2016
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Medicine and Shriner’s Hospitals for Children celebrated the 1-year anniversary of their collaboration on the…

Speaker highlights spine injuries sustained during extreme sports

August 24, 2016
BOULDER, Colo. — At the International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, a presenter discussed spinal injuries sustained in extreme sports athletes. “[The]…
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