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VIDEO States have created guidelines to reduce opioid consumption

October 20, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia —  At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, A. Alex Jahangir, MD, discussed initiatives some states have undertaken to reduce the use of opioid consumption in the United States. For example, some states have created guidelines that limit the number of prescriptions a physician can write to a patient at one time.

Increased risk of ACL reconstruction found among adolescents in level I sports

October 20, 2017
Adolescents who participate in both level I sports and in sport competitions had a significantly increased risk of undergoing primary ACL reconstruction, according to…

‘Scant bipartisanship’ not enough to end ‘political war over Obamacare’

October 19, 2017
Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced a bipartisan bill that will finance cost-sharing subsidy payments to health insurance companies…
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VIDEO: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty seen as a reliable option for post-capsulorrhaphy arthropathy vs anatomic TSA

October 19, 2017
NEW ORLEANS —  At the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, Derek J. Cuff, MD, discussed a study that compared anatomic total
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Awareness of near-infrared spectroscopy yielded no differences in detecting cerebral desaturation events

October 19, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Results from a randomized, blinded study presented here showed use of near-infrared spectroscopy during arthroscopic shoulder surgery with the…
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Valve or No Valve: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Casting Options for Pediatric Forearm Fractures

Orthopedics, September/October 2017, Volume 40 Issue 5
The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of cast-related complications when using split or intact casts. A…
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Protocol-Based Arthroplasty: Less Is More: October 2015

Total joint arthroplasty is a successful orthopedic procedure that is performed in high volume in the United States and…
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American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Check for sub-spine impingement in patients who have continued hip pain

August 23, 2017
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