Movers and Shakers

Hospital for Surgery appoints new chief of orthopedic trauma service

October 21, 2017
Hospital for Special Surgery announced it has appointed William M. Ricci, MD, as the new chief of the combined Hospital for Special Surgery/New…
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VIDEO States have created guidelines to reduce opioid consumption

October 20, 2017
VANCOUVER, British Columbia —  At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, A. Alex Jahangir

Increased risk of ACL reconstruction found among adolescents in level I sports

October 20, 2017
Adolescents who participate in both level I sports and in sport competitions had a significantly increased risk of undergoing primary ACL…

‘Scant bipartisanship’ not enough to end ‘political war over Obamacare’

October 19, 2017
Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced a bipartisan bill that will finance cost-sharing subsidy payments to health…
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VIDEO: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty seen as a reliable option for post-capsulorrhaphy arthropathy vs anatomic TSA

October 19, 2017
NEW ORLEANS —  At the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, Derek J. Cuff, MD, discussed a study that
Meeting News

Awareness of near-infrared spectroscopy yielded no differences in detecting cerebral desaturation events

October 19, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Results from a randomized, blinded study presented here showed use of near-infrared spectroscopy during arthroscopic shoulder…
Video

VIDEO: Vertebral column resection for thoracic hyperkyphosis in Pott’s disease

October 18, 2017
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Yann Philippe Charles, MD, professor from the University Hospitals of Strasbourg, Civil
Meeting News

Study: Bracing not effective in returning high school athletes to sport after shoulder instability

October 18, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Bracing was not efficacious as an adjunct method to standard conservative care for shoulder instability in high school athletes…
In the Journals

Study cites factors for high-magnitude head impact exposure in youth football

October 18, 2017
Results from this study indicated youth football players who experienced higher levels of head impact exposure were more likely to be…

Generational, bureaucratic obstacles fuel opioid crisis

October 18, 2017
Opioid abuse is taking a catastrophic toll, with recent CDC data attributing 91 deaths a day to the epidemic. Further, in 2015, 63% of the 52,404…

Two senators reach bipartisan deal to save health insurance subsidies

October 17, 2017
Two senators have struck a bipartisan deal to temporarily preserve subsidies for health insurance companies set to be scrapped by President Donald
In the Journals

New Zealand joint registry study: Rate of joint replacements did not decrease for patients with RA

October 17, 2017
Results from this study indicated there was a significant increase in joint replacements in New Zealand for patients with osteoarthritis between 1999…

California law may minimally impact drug pricing transparency

October 17, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown approved legislation that will require pharmaceutical companies to give the state advanced notice of, as well as justify…

Arthrex to build new surgical device manufacturing facility

October 17, 2017
Arthrex announced plans to build a surgical device and implant manufacturing facility in Anderson County, South Carolina, according to a company…
Perspective

NASS works with Aetna on laminectomy with arthrodesis policy

October 17, 2017
In a letter to its members, The North American Spine Society provided an update on efforts by its health policy team regarding Aetna’s coverage…
Blog

BLOG: Gainsharing/co-management is a great opportunity for physicians, hospitals

October 17, 2017
As a physician, you have a unique ability to make the delivery of health care more efficient and save hospitals money, which ultimately has the…
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VIDEO: Anabolic agents should be prescribed early for high-risk osteoporosis

October 17, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — In this video exclusive, Neil C. Binkley, MD, professor in the divisions of geriatrics and endocrinology, associate director of…
Meeting News

Similar functional outcomes seen among fixation options for dorsally displaced distal radius fractures

October 17, 2017
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — At 1-year follow-up, functional outcomes were not different in adults with dorsally displaced distal radius…
In the Journals

Frail elderly patients comprise 44% of potentially preventable Medicare spending

October 17, 2017
High-cost frail elderly individuals accounted for 44% of total potentially preventable Medicare spending, despite only comprising 4% of the Medicare…

NuVasive announces expanded 510(k) clearance for TLX interbody system

October 16, 2017
NuVasive Inc. announced the FDA approved an expanded 510(k) clearance for the TLX interbody system for spine fusion surgery. According to a company…
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