American Hospital Association report shows Medicare, Medicaid underpaid hospitals in 2017

January 22, 2019
The American Hospital Association released its 2019 Hospital Statistics report, which showed inpatient and outpatient hospitals were underpaid by…
In the Journals

Accelerated knee OA characterized by meniscal tears, cartilage loss

January 21, 2019
Accelerated knee osteoarthritis involves cartilage loss, large bone marrow lesions and destabilizing meniscal tears in knees that demonstrate…
In the Journals

Select skilled nursing facilities may increase cost of care after TKA

January 21, 2019
Despite the known increase of the cost of care when patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty are discharged to a skilled nursing facility, select…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Patients with obesity should be optimized before THA, TKA to reduce complication risks

January 21, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, David G. Lewallen, MD, spoke about the complications faced by patients with obesity or…
In the Journals

Extended oral antibiotics in high-risk patients may significantly reduce infection rate after TKA, THA

January 20, 2019
According to recently published results, extended postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis was linked to a statistically significant and clinically…

Bioventus launches biphasic bone graft

January 19, 2019
Bioventus has announced the launch of Osteomatrix+, a new biphasic bone graft for use in bone remodeling in many orthopedic and spine applications…
Blog

BLOG: Sister Viola, a catalyst for growth

January 18, 2019
This week, I visited the grave of the nun who changed my life. Sister Viola Hespelein was a Franciscan nun, assigned to my home parish school, St…

AAOS releases new clinical practice guideline on acute compartment syndrome in adults

January 18, 2019
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons released a new clinical practice guideline to help physicians develop an evidence-based approach for the…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Romeo summarizes Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2019

January 18, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Anthony A. Romeo, MD, summarized the hot topics of this year’s Orthopedics Today Hawaii meeting.
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Speaker says employers should have direct relationships with orthopedic groups

January 18, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Jack M. Bert, MD, said the big advantage of bundled payments is that the payments can save…
FDA News

FDA takes unprecedented step to spur OTC naloxone development

January 18, 2019
The FDA has, for the first time, proactively developed and tested a product label to encourage development of an over-the-counter version of the…
In the Journals

Foot pain prevalence linked to female sex, older age, obesity

January 17, 2019
Foot pain is associated with female sex, older age and obesity, and its prevalence can range from 13% to 36% depending on which case definition is…

OSSIO announces FDA 510(k) clearance for bio-integrative orthopedic implant system

January 17, 2019
OSSIO announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the OSSIOfiber bone pin family. According to a company press release, the technology features…
Meeting News

Acetabular component safe zones should be patient-specific for hip replacement

January 17, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Sagittal-pelvis mobility varies in patients who undergo total hip replacement; therefore, universal acetabular component…
In the Journals

CDC: Opioid prescriptions 87% more likely in rural areas

January 17, 2019
Residents of the most rural locations in the United States were nearly 90% more likely to receive an opioid prescription than residents of large…
Meeting News

Nailing, plating may be reasonable options for treatment of humeral shaft fractures

January 17, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — When performing surgical treatment of humeral shaft fractures, surgeons may experience positive outcomes with nailing or…
Meeting News

Presenter: Limb length should be determined during preoperative planning for THA

January 17, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — In preparation of total hip arthroplasty, surgeons should determine limb length from physical examination and discussion…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Total shoulder arthroplasty, suprascapular reconstruction are good options for unrepairable

January 17, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, John D. Kelly IV, MD, said most rotator cuff tears are repairable. He said reducing rotator
From OT Europe

Kyocera announces purchase of major assets of Renovis Surgical Technologies

January 16, 2019
Kyocera Corporation announced its U.S. headquarters, Kyocera International Inc., has finalized an agreement with Renovis Surgical Technologies Inc…
Meeting News

Fixing, salvaging radial head after fracture may prevent severe future injuries

January 16, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — When faced with a radial head fracture, surgeons should fix it when possible and replace it when not salvageable to avoid…