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Periarticular injection plus ACB, IPACK improves pain control in TKA

April 23, 2018
Patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty who received interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee block and adductor…
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Anatomic medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction can be safely performed in pediatric cases

April 23, 2018
Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction can be safely performed in the knee of skeletally immature patients, Lutul D. Farrow, MD, FAOA, noted

Algorithm identifies predictors of pain after spine surgery

April 23, 2018
At the World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, researchers presented a validated predictive model that identified eight key factors…
In the Journals

Delayed rotator cuff repair yielded superior functional outcomes vs immediate repair

April 22, 2018
Despite improvements in clinical outcomes and a low incidence of retears among patients who underwent either immediate or delayed surgical repair of…
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VIDEO: Tips for improving MIPS score, avoiding penalties

April 21, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – A practice assessment of a practice’s documentation policies is an important step that may reveal some of the reporting…
Meeting News

ACP continues to promote physician well-being, professional satisfaction

April 21, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — ACP provided an update of their physician well-being, professional satisfaction and “Patients before Paperwork”…
From OT Europe

DePuy Synthes announces results from analysis of NJR hip data on femoral stems

April 21, 2018
DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies, announced clinical results associated with its Corail hip system femoral…
Meeting News

ACP advocates for gender equity for physicians

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — ACP recently published a position paper in Annals of Internal Medicine offering recommendations on how to promote and achieve…
In the Journals

Study cites association between narcotic use, outcomes following adult spinal deformity surgery

April 20, 2018
Investigators found an association between daily narcotic use prior to surgery for adult spinal deformity and prolonged length of stay, longer ICU…
In the Journals

Fixed-bearing, rotating-platform prostheses in TKA yielded favorable results

April 20, 2018
Results published in Orthopedics showed favorable clinical and radiographic results among patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty with a…

Prescription opioids decrease by almost 30%

April 19, 2018
Prescription opioid volumes declined by 29% from their peak in 2011, according to a report on medicine use in the United States by IQVIA…
In the Journals

Lumbar total disc replacement delayed progression of radiographic adjacent-level degeneration

April 19, 2018
At 5-year follow-up, investigators found the rates of radiographic adjacent-level degeneration and clinical adjacent-level degeneration after lumbar…
Meeting News

Doctors, patients benefit when the ‘eyes’ have it

April 19, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Maintaining as much eye contact with patients as possible improves doctors’ relationships with their patients, reduces the…

Arthrosurface receives FDA 510(k) clearance for stemless total shoulder system

April 19, 2018
Arthrosurface announced that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the OVOMotion Shoulder Arthroplasty System, a stemless total shoulder system…
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Significant risk of multiple ACL injuries identified among young patients

April 19, 2018
Results published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine showed a significant risk of multiple ACL injuries among younger patients, with a high…
In the Journals

ACP calls for revision of physician performance measurements

April 18, 2018
In Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, most ambulatory internal medicine quality measures are not compliant with ACP…
In the Journals

Filgotinib for RA improves patient-reported quality of life

April 18, 2018
Filgotinib monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate rapidly improved self-reported quality of life measures among patients with rheumatoid…
FDA News

FDA releases action plan for medical device safety, innovation

April 18, 2018
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced the launch of the Medical Device Safety Action Plan, which outlines how the FDA can continue to…
In the Journals

Mechanisms of injury for ACL rupture may be similar between men, women

April 18, 2018
Men and women with non-contact ACL ruptures experienced similar mechanisms of injury, according to results published in The American Journal of
FDA News

FDA approves first treatment for rare form of rickets

April 17, 2018
The FDA on Tuesday approved burosumab, a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of a rare, inherited form of rickets, the agency announced in a press…