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FDA takes new steps to curb opioid crisis

September 18, 2018
The FDA announced several new strategies today to better inform medical professionals and patients about the risks associated with opioid use. …
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BLOG: Own your life

September 18, 2018
In their masterful treatise, “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win,” former Navy Seal Officers Jocko Willink and Leif
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Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
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VIDEO: Consider non-opioid treatment after carpel tunnel release, presenter says

September 18, 2018
BOSTON — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Asif M. Ilyas, MD, spoke about a study that compared the use of…
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Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…
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Howard H. Steel, MD, pediatric and orthopedic pioneer, dies at 97

September 18, 2018
Howard H . Steel, MD , founder of the pediatric spinal cord injury unit at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in…
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EULAR recommends against treating hand OA with conventional, biologic DMARDs

September 18, 2018
EULAR has for the first time updated its 2007 recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis, including a new warning against treatment…
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Drug prices rise twice as fast during shortages

September 17, 2018
During a shortage, drug prices increase two times as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage, according to findings published in…
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Arthroscopy added to ORIF for distal radius fractures may not improve function

September 17, 2018
BOSTON — Patients with displaced intra-articular distal radius fractures who underwent arthroscopy in addition to open reduction and internal…
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Collagenase injections for Dupuytren’s contracture seen as safe with anticoagulation

September 17, 2018
BOSTON — Results presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting showed collagenase injections for Dupuytren’s…
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Collagenase injection, needle fasciotomy had similar outcomes for Dupuytren’s contracture

September 17, 2018
BOSTON — Despite more pain and larger skin ruptures directly after treatment among patients who received collagenase injection, investigators…

NuVasive launches expandable spinal interbody implant for TLIF

September 16, 2018
NuVasive Inc. announced the launch of the TLX 20° expandable spinal interbody implant with the first-of-its-kind oblique profile intended for…
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Costs quadruple when SSIs develop after hip, knee replacements

September 15, 2018
The total 1-year health care cost for patients who develop complex surgical site infections, or SSIs, following hip and knee replacements is more…
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Surgical reduction of brachial plexus injuries in children may yield greater abduction contracture

September 15, 2018
BOSTON — Compared with patients who had no reduction, pediatric patients with brachial plexus injuries who required surgical reduction…
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Prolonged need for opioids after surgery unlikely to develop without prior exposure to controlled substances

September 15, 2018
BOSTON — Results presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting showed patients undergoing upper extremity surgery…
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Findings support use of non-opioid analgesia in outpatient hand surgery

September 15, 2018
BOSTON — Results presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting showed use of non-opioid analgesia may be safe and…
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FDA unveils new plan to kickstart drug development for resistant bacteria

September 14, 2018
The FDA announced today a 5-year plan to promote the development of new antimicrobials for drug-resistant bacteria. The plan includes changes to the…

Physical-therapy-first approach may effectively treat acute back, neck pain

September 14, 2018
St. Luke’s University Health Network announced the launch of Comprehensive Spine, a physical-therapy-first approach program for the treatment…
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Medicaid expansion did not lead to increased presentation of hand trauma patients

September 14, 2018
BOSTON — Although Medicaid expansion has helped improved patient health care coverage, results presented at the American Society for Surgery of…
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Prediction tool may indicate likelihood of contralateral CTR

September 14, 2018
BOSTON — Using a validated prediction model when a patient undergoes unilateral carpal tunnel release surgery may make it possible to predict…