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Higher likelihood of operative intervention found among patients with private insurance

Higher likelihood of operative intervention found among patients with private insurance
May 27, 2016

Among patients with clavicle fractures, investigators found those with any form of private insurance had a higher likelihood of operative intervention compared with self-paid patients or patients with Medicare or Medicaid.

Using data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, researchers identified 5,185 patients with clavicle fractures. Researchers used multivariate logistic regression to determine the association of payer source and treatment choice adjusting for race, age, number of chronic conditions, sex and household median income for the patient’s zip code.

New talus replacement surgery uses 3-D printing technology

May 27, 2016
According to Mark Myerson, MD, director of The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Boston, use of a talus replacement that is tailored…
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Triage, teamwork lessons learned from earthquakes, tsunamis and terrorist attacks

Orthopaedics Today Europe, May 2016
Within minutes or days of a mass trauma event, hundreds — possibly thousands — of patients may arrive at the emergency room of a hospital nearest the site of…
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Poorer outcomes seen in patients with hardware removed after plate fixation for clavicle fractures

May 27, 2016
Although high union rates were seen in patients with midshaft clavicle fractures who underwent precontoured plate fixation, according to study results, patients who…
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EU Council, Parliament reach agreement on rules for medical devices

May 26, 2016
The European Union agreed to new rules on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices following a trilogue meeting on May 25, 2016, according to a European…
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A Comparative Study Between Patient-Specific Instrumentation and Conventional Technique in TKA

Orthopedics, May 2016, Volume 39 Issue 3
Patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) was developed to improve the accuracy of component positioning through custom…
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