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Debate, fluidity continues over repeal, replacement of ACA

July 27, 2017

The United States Senate is more than halfway through 20 hours of debate over the so-called “skinny repeal” bill that would start the process of eliminating the Affordable Care Act.

Though the bill is very fluid and mostly unknown at the time of this writing, certain components have risen for discussion.

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Addition of liposomal bupivacaine linked with reduced patient pain scores, opioid use after TKA

July 27, 2017
Results from this study demonstrated postsurgical pain, opioid consumption and time to first opioid rescue were significantly improved among patients who underwent total…
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Arthritis, chronic conditions associated with lower health-related quality of life

July 27, 2017
Recently published results showed older adults with arthritis had a lower health-related quality of life, especially among those with at least one other common chronic…

Burnout impairs orthopedists’ ability to care for patients, avoid errors

July 27, 2017
With 54% of American physicians reporting burnout, the topic consistently comes to the forefront of discussion. Experts at a recent NEJM Catalyst live web event called…
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Opioid prescription rates for OA remained stable despite increased awareness of risks

July 26, 2017
Recently published results showed the rates of prescribing opioids for osteoarthritis remained stable between 2007 and 2014, despite the increased awareness of opioid…
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