Perspective

CMS proposes to cover acupuncture for low back pain

July 18, 2019
CMS announced in a press release that it has proposed to cover acupuncture as a possible alternative treatment to opioid use for Medicare…

FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain
Meeting News

Several patient-reported outcomes predict failure after femoroacetabular impingement surgery

July 18, 2019
BOSTON — A multicenter, prospective study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting highlighted the…
Meeting News

Hip arthroscopy seen as gold standard for femoroacetabular impingement

July 18, 2019
BOSTON — A presenter at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting discussed recommendations, practices and protocols…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Similar return to sport seen for superior capsular reconstruction, reverse shoulder arthroplasty

July 17, 2019
BOSTON— At the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Brandon C. Cabarcas, MD, discussed a study that compared…
Meeting News

Risk stratification will drive decline in VTE rates in orthopedic patients

July 17, 2019
LISBON, Portugal — Being better able to predict which patients need thromboprophylaxis following hip and knee arthroplasty is the way forward…

Synthetic mesh extensor mechanism reconstruction after TKA can yield good functional outcomes

July 16, 2019
James A. Browne, MD, discussed treatment options for extensor mechanism disruption following total knee arthroplasty and factors that may lead to…
In the Journals

Most patients prefer that orthopedic physicians wear white coats, scrubs

July 16, 2019
According to recently published results, patients who underwent orthopedic surgery in an inpatient setting had a moderate preference for male and…
Surgical Technique

Sulcus-deepening trochleoplasty improves patellar tracking

Orthopedics Today, July 2019
David R. Diduch, MD; Jeremy K. Rush, MD
A combination of bony and dynamic and static soft tissue stabilizers provides for stability of the patellofemoral joint. Therefore, the etiology of…
Cover Story

Solid finances, management attract private equity firms

Orthopedics Today, July 2019
The acquisition of health care-related companies by private equity firms increased by 187% and reached $42.6 billion between 2010 and 2017, according…
Point/Counter

Is private practice acquisition by a hospital or private equity firm preferred?

Orthopedics Today, July 2019
At the OrthoForum we believe the independent, private practice of orthopedics is the most effective and cost-efficient method to deliver orthopedic…
Commentary

Culturally competent care is the most effective care

Orthopedics Today, July 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Care that is understanding of the diverse characteristics of each patient, including but not limited to sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation…
Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 3-year-old boy with synovial chondromatosis of the distal radioulnar joint

Orthopedics Today, July 2019
Venus Vakhshori, MD; Adam Lindsay, MD, MS; Nima Kabirian, MD; Milan Stevanovic, MD, PhD
An otherwise healthy 3-year-old boy presented to the pediatric urgent care clinic 2 days after his mother noticed left distal forearm swelling in the…
In the JournalsPerspective

Activity modification, load management yields successful outcomes in patellofemoral pain

July 15, 2019
For patients with patellofemoral pain, a treatment strategy focused on activity modification and load management correlated with high rates of…

Late irrigation, debridement of open fractures did not increase reoperation rates

July 15, 2019
Irrigation and debridement performed more than 6 hours after the occurrence of an open fracture did not increase the risk of reoperation, based on…
Meeting News

Opioids’ negative consequences extend to patients with migraine, expert says

July 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The benefits of prescribing opioids to patients with migraines usually do not outweigh the risk, a past president of the…
Meeting News

Similar pain control with adductor canal, femoral nerve blocks for ACL reconstruction

July 14, 2019
BOSTON — Patients who undergo ACL reconstruction with an adductor canal nerve block have similar perioperative pain control and narcotic…
Meeting News

Some teenagers with chronic headache, migraine, still experience pain after treatment

July 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Some teenagers whose concussion triggered chronic headache or migraine experienced prolonged pain, suffering and lack of…
Meeting News

Repaired meniscal injury, age among risk factors for opioid use after ACL reconstruction

July 13, 2019
BOSTON — Among the strongest risk factors for opioid use after ACL reconstruction are preoperative opioid use, non-sports related injury…
Meeting News

More cartilage, meniscus injury with delayed reconstruction of multiligament knee injuries

July 13, 2019
BOSTON — A 6-week or more delay in the surgical reconstruction of multiligament knee injuries is associated with increased cartilage and…