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Study indicates factors and costs correlated with readmission after THA

February 9, 2016

Severity of illness, route of readmission and patient insurance effect the hospital costs overall for readmission within 90 after total hip arthroplasty, according to study results.

Researchers retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) and with Current Procedural Terminology codes identified 1,781 patients. Investigators also identified 120 patients who were readmitted into the hospital within 90 days after the initial surgery. The total costs were determined and divided into groups. Associated costs and reasons for readmission were compared with the student t-test and analysis of variance.

Corin receives FDA approval for hip stem system

February 9, 2016
Corin announced it has received FDA 510(k) approval for an additional range of stem options for its MetaFix hip stem system.Surgeons in the United States will have the…

Carilion Clinic opens institute for orthopedics and neurosciences

February 9, 2016
Carilion Clinic, a not-for-profit health care organization in Roanoke, Va., recently opened its $32 million Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences, a renovated…
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Newer UKR prosthesis for patients with osteoarthritis achieved satisfactory results

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2016
Patients who received a newer prosthesis similar to the Miller-Galante knee design showed significantly better Knee Society function scores than patients who had a…

Several changes announced for print, online editions of Orthopedics

February 9, 2016
In the January/February editorial of Orthopedics, Editor-in-Chief, Robert D. D’Ambrosia, MD, announced several changes being made to the print and online editions…
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Complications After Hip Nailing for Fractures

Orthopedics, January 2016, Volume 39 Issue 1
Pertrochanteric fractures in elderly patients represent a major health issue. The available surgical options are…
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Unipolar Versus Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty for Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures in Elderly Patients: November 2015

Hip replacement using hemiarthroplasty (HA) is a common surgical procedure in elderly patients with femoral neck…
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VIDEO: The effect of the Medicare 3-day rule on patients after THA

January 28, 2016
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