NuVasive announces launch of ALIF implant and instrumentation

November 18, 2018
NuVasive announced the launch of Brigade Lateral, an interbody implant and instrumentation optimized for lateral anterior lumbar interbody fusion…
Meeting News

Physical therapy may reduce the need for surgery in patients with rotator cuff tears

November 17, 2018
CHICAGO — Results presented at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting showed most patients with symptomatic atraumatic…
Video

VIDEO: Revision surgery for implant failure after pedicle subtraction osteotomy

November 16, 2018
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Marco Brayda -Bruno, MD , from IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan…
Perspective

CMS proposes revisions to improve Medicaid, CHIP managed care

November 16, 2018
CMS recently proposed a new rule to relieve regulatory burdens, strengthen accountability, enhance program integrity and promote transparency…
Blog

BLOG: Focus on within to sidestep burnout

November 16, 2018
In his treatise on human motivation, Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, Daniel Pink delves into the research on what truly propels…
Meeting News

AMA calls for stronger firearm background checks

November 16, 2018
At this week’s AMA Interim Meeting, delegates urged states to impose more robust reporting of relevant information to the National Instant…
Meeting News

Long-term outcomes similar for operative vs. nonoperative meniscal tear management

November 15, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with degenerative meniscal tear who underwent arthroscopic partial meniscectomy had substantial and similar improvements in…
In the Journals

Few rheumatic adverse events from immune checkpoint inhibitors require discontinuation

November 15, 2018
Researchers found that the most prevalent adverse effect linked to immune checkpoint inhibitors was inflammatory arthritis, and although most…

Speaker discusses actionable items to promote diverse faculty, students in orthopedics

November 15, 2018
Attracting qualified diverse candidates to orthopedic residencies, fellowships and practices is critical to the future of orthopedics according to a…
Meeting News

AMA affirms medical spectrum of gender

November 15, 2018
During the AMA Interim Meeting, delegates adopted several new policies on important emerging health care topics, including gender identity. In…
Meeting News

Patients’ pre-TJA smoking quit rates improve with serum cotinine testing

November 15, 2018
DALLAS — Serum cotinine testing may significantly improve self-reported smoking quit rates among patients prior to total joint arthroplasty…
Meeting News

AMA adopts policy supporting in-person importation of prescription drugs from Canada

November 15, 2018
To address concerns that out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs have reduced access to essential medications, delegates at the Interim Meeting of…
CommentaryFrom OT Europe

Senior surgeons, committees must oversee trainee education, involvement in surgical approaches

Orthopaedics Today Europe, November 2018
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
In addition to ensuring our patients get the best, safest and most evidence-based treatment, senior orthopaedic surgeons have the duty to make sure…
In the Journals

Fewer sessions of home health care physical therapy linked with worse recovery after TKA

November 15, 2018
After controlling for medical complexity, baseline function and duration of home health care episode, investigators found Medicare patients who had…
Point/Counter

What approaches would help close the gap in orthopedic care provided in rural areas?

Orthopedics Today, November 2018
I have been privileged to practice in the rural Mountain States for the entirety of my 18-year career. I practiced for a little more than 1 year in a…
Practice Management Improvement Strategies

Take a bite out of the no-show rate

Orthopedics Today, November 2018
Karen Zupko
More than half of the orthopedic practices that responded to the KarenZupko & Associates Inc. 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons…
Commentary

Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD: Leadership, mentorship legacy lives forever

Orthopedics Today, November 2018
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Orthopedics lost a preeminent leader when Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD, died on Oct. 21. He was one of the most well-known surgeons in the world…
Cover Story

Orthopedic care in the rural setting means the doctor is in

Orthopedics Today, November 2018
Access to health care, let alone orthopedic care, may be hard-won in a rural setting where there is a shortage of physicians and limited options for…
Perspective

Increased narcotic use seen after shoulder arthroplasty with interscalene block plus Exparel

Orthopedics Today, November 2018
Patients who received interscalene brachial plexus block plus soft tissue infiltration with Exparel when undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty…
Surgical Technique

Anterior approach to THA enables the procedure to be performed in ASCs

Orthopedics Today, November 2018
Nicholas H. Mast, MD
The anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty is creating a clinical shift among practitioners. According to some reports, about 20% of orthopedic…