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Improved hospital performance on CMS quality metrics positively correlated with TJR volume

June 22, 2017

positive correlation between total joint replacement volumes and the overall hospital quality and the total joint replacement volumes and the value-based purchasing performance.

Using the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database, researchers analyzed data on total New York State hospital discharges for total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty from 2013 to 2015. Investigators then compared data to information from Hospital Compare, part of the CMS Health Quality Initiative on hospital-acquired conditions, excess readmissions and value-based purchasing. 123 hospitals in New York had participated in the three Medicare pay-for-performance programs that had performed total joint replacements.

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AAHKS, ACR release guidelines for management of antirheumatic drugs for patients who undergo TKA, THA

June 19, 2017
The American College of Rheumatology has partnered with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons to develop evidence-based guidelines for perioperative…
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Lever test yielded high sensitivity, specificity in diagnosis of ACL injury

June 17, 2017
Results of this level 2 study showed the lever test resulted in high sensitivity, specificity and overall accuracy in the detection of ACL tears. "The lever test had a…
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VIDEO: Doral discusses return to sports for patients who underwent UKA

June 15, 2017
VIENNA — At the EFORT Annual Congress, Mahmut Nedim Doral, MD, discussed return to sports for patients who underwent unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA). He…
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Using Accelerometer-Based Portable Navigation to Perform Accurate Total Knee Arthroplasty Bone Resection in Asian Patients

Orthopedics, May/June 2017, Volume 40 Issue 3
Implant alignment is an important factor affecting clinical results associated with total knee arthroplasty (TKA). No…
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Timing of Tourniquet Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty: July 2015

The authors conducted a meta-analysis to determine the optimal tourniquet application strategy in total knee…
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Improved hospital performance on CMS quality metrics positively correlated with TJR volume

June 22, 2017
positive correlation between total joint replacement volumes and the overall hospital quality and the total joint replacement volumes and the…

In the JournalsPerspective

AAHKS, ACR release guidelines for management of antirheumatic drugs for patients who undergo TKA, THA

June 19, 2017
The American College of Rheumatology has partnered with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons to develop evidence-based guidelines for…

In the JournalsPerspective

Lever test yielded high sensitivity, specificity in diagnosis of ACL injury

June 17, 2017
Results of this level 2 study showed the lever test resulted in high sensitivity, specificity and overall accuracy in the detection of ACL tears…

Meeting NewsFrom OT EuropeVideo

VIDEO: Doral discusses return to sports for patients who underwent UKA

June 15, 2017
VIENNA — At the EFORT Annual Congress, Mahmut Nedim Doral, MD, discussed return to sports for patients who underwent unicompartmental knee…

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Tibiofemoral Instability After Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: Posterior-Stabilized Implants for Obese Patients

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, June 15, 2017
Tibiofemoral instability is a common complication after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), accounting for up to 22% of all revision procedures…

Negative pressure wound therapy dressing minimized complications in TJA

Orthopedics Today, June 2017
Use of incisional negative pressure wound therapy dressings achieved predictable length of stay, eliminated excessive hospital stay and minimized…

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A 62-year-old man with 3-month history of progressive right knee pain

Orthopedics Today, June 2017
CPT Sally A. Corey, DO; John Bunyasaranand; MAJ William F. Scully, MD; MAJ Jacob C. Rumley, DO; Craig D. Cameron, DO
A 62-year-old African-American man who presented to the orthopedic clinic reported he had a 3-month history of atraumatic, progressive right knee…

Severe valgus deformity is manageable with soft tissue release, constrained condylar implant

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Use of 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate Adhesive and Polyester Mesh for Wound Closure in Primary Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, June 9, 2017
Wound closure in primary knee arthroplasty is important both for surgical success, by minimizing the risk of wound complications and infection, and…

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Diminutive graft diameter found among women, patients with 4-STG graft constructs

June 8, 2017
Recently published results showed women undergoing ACL reconstruction with doubled semitendinosus-gracilis graft constructs were more likely to…

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