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Outpatient management after foot and ankle surgery safe and cost-effective

July 29, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Patients undergoing complex foot and ankle surgery can be safely and more cost-effectively managed postoperatively as an outpatient, according to study findings presented here.

“In patients with complex foot and ankle surgery, outpatient care of ambulatory continuous popliteal catheter results in analgesic and functional outcomes similar to inpatient admission for 48 hours at a significantly reduced cost of care,” Johnny Lau, MD, MSc, FRCSC, said in his presentation at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting.

In the Journals

Laminoplasty likely a valid option for spinal cord decompression

July 29, 2015
A literature review of laminoplasty studies from 2003 to 2013 showed the procedure evolved during that decade and is a valid option for spinal cord decompression…
In the Journals

Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015
Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of…
Older, middle-aged patients have similar clinical improvements after TAA Meeting News Coverage

Older, middle-aged patients have similar clinical improvements after TAA

July 29, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Both middle-aged patients and geriatric patients experienced improvement in clinical outcome parameters following total ankle arthroplasty…
Prosthetics

Philadelphia surgeons perform world’s first bilateral hand transplant on a child

July 29, 2015
The first pediatric bilateral hand transplant was recently performed by surgeons at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in collaboration with colleagues from…
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CME Review Article

Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, July 2015, Volume 38 Issue 7
As a result of reading this article, physicians should be able to:Describe the…
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CME
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Femoroacetabular Impingement: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment. March 2015

Femoroacetabular Impingement: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment
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Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: A look at the AOSSM Annual Meeting

VIDEO: A look at the AOSSM Annual Meeting

July 24, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Augustus Mazzocca
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