Meeting News

CMS aims to increase drug pricing transparency through price disclosure legislation

May 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — In a presentation at the Rising Leaders Conference on Healthcare Policy, Kate Rawson discussed what to expect with the…
Meeting News

Speaker outlines likely plans of the FDA following departure of Scott Gottlieb, MD

May 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — Following nearly 2 years under the leadership of Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, the FDA and its Acting Commissioner Norman E…
In the Journals

High rate of return to dance seen in dancers who underwent hip arthroscopy for FAI

May 22, 2019
According to recently published results, 97% of dancers were able to return to dance at an average of 6.9 months after hip arthroscopy. Compared with…
In the Journals

Irrigation and debridement linked with increased failure rate in patients with acute hematogenous vs acute postsurgical PJI

May 22, 2019
Irrigation and debridement correlated with a higher failure rate in patients with an acute hematogenous periprosthetic joint infection than in…
In the JournalsPerspective

Canal-sparing total shoulder arthroplasty system may restore proximal humeral anatomy

May 21, 2019
A canal-sparing total shoulder arthroplasty system that uses multiplanar osteotomy may restore proximal humeral anatomy with improved accuracy and…
In the Journals

App-based back pain treatment linked with better outcomes vs physiotherapy plus online education

May 21, 2019
A multidisciplinary back pain app yielded better outcomes than a combination of physiotherapy and online education for patients with low back pain…
In the Journals

Glucocorticoid use tied to increased risk for infection in patients with RA after arthroplasty

May 20, 2019
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who used glucocorticoids and underwent knee or hip arthroplasty were at an increased risk for adverse events…

Integrated physical medicine may improve outcomes, reduce cost in musculoskeletal care

May 20, 2019
Integrated physical medicine services in employer-sponsored health clinics may decrease wait times, improve clinical outcomes and lower the costs of…
In the Journals

Pedaling-based protocol after TKR seen as superior to 10-exercise, non-pedaling protocol

May 20, 2019
In the immediate postoperative period after total knee replacement, a pedaling-based protocol had superior functional and patient-reported outcomes…
In the Journals

Few knee replacement constructs found to be noninferior to contemporary benchmark

May 20, 2019
In a recently published study, researchers found few knee replacement constructs were noninferior to a contemporary benchmark construct. …
In the Journals

Increasing tocilizumab dose interval reduces chance of maintaining remission in RA

May 20, 2019
Increasing the dose interval of subcutaneous tocilizumab is associated with a lower chance of maintaining remission after 24 weeks, and is not linked…
Surgical Technique

Transtibial pullout meniscal root repair uses tensionable anchor

Orthopedics Today, May 2019
Shawn G. Anthony, MD, MBA; Zoe B. Cheung, MD, MS
The medial meniscus root attachment plays an integral role in resisting hoop stresses across the tibiofemoral joint, and disruption of the posterior…
Perspective

Similar efficacy seen for one-stage revision THR, two-stage revision THR for PJI

Orthopedics Today, May 2019
Results published in the European Journal of Epidemiology showed one-stage revision total hip replacement to treat periprosthetic joint infection was…
Cover Story

Orthopedic surgeons seek alternatives to opioid prescribing

Orthopedics Today, May 2019
The opioid crisis has evolved during the past 2 decades and despite progress made on reducing unnecessary exposure to prescription opioids and…
Forward Thinking

Manage student loan debt at every stage of a career

Orthopedics Today, May 2019
Sanjeev Bhatia, MD; David B. Mandell, JD, MBA
Orthopedic surgeons who are finishing their training and starting their first jobs are often disappointed by the onerous burden of student loan debt…
Commentary

Maintain integrity from the podium

Orthopedics Today, May 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Conflicts of interest are abundant throughout orthopedics. Many orthopedic surgeons are well-recognized by the orthopedic community as the…
Orthopedic Medical Legal Advisor

Health care cost data, documentation of medical necessity affect reimbursement, legal claims

Orthopedics Today, May 2019
B. Sonny Bal, MD, PhD, JD, MBA; Lawrence H. Brenner, JD
For several years, media reports alerted the U.S. public to inconsistencies in the delivery, consumption, costs and outcomes of health care. As a…
Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 19-year-old woman with hip pain 5 years after previous femoral head microfracture

Orthopedics Today, May 2019
Brett D. Crist, MD, FAAOS, FACS, FAOA; Justin Drager, MD, MSc, FRCS
A 19-year-old woman presented with a 5-year history of left hip pain and dysfunction. She first noticed pain and popping sensations in her left hip…
Feature

Trump administration’s latest challenge to Affordable Care Act rests on shaky legal grounds

May 20, 2019
The Justice Department brief filed on May 1 amounts to the Trump administration picking and choosing what parts of the Affordable Care Act should…

Benchmarking data may assist surgeons, administrators in performance assessment

May 19, 2019
Orthopedic surgeons and institutions may benefit from benchmarking data released by the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives regarding…