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…

Conformis reports financial results for the first quarter of 2019

May 18, 2019
Conformis Inc. announced its first-quarter 2019 financial results, which ended March 31, 2019, according to a press release. According to the…
In the JournalsPerspective

Dependent functional status prior to THA linked to worse postoperative outcomes

May 17, 2019
Patients who required some or total assistance to perform activities of daily living prior to total hip arthroplasty experienced worse outcomes after…
In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Significant variability seen among different prosthetic constructs used in primary total hip replacements

May 17, 2019
According to recently published results, the performance of different prosthetic constructs significantly varied in patients who underwent primary…
In the Journals

Studies could shed light on treatment response in RA

May 17, 2019
A pair of studies by researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery demonstrate that newly discovered subsets of cells found in joint tissue among…
In the Journals

Tramadol after surgery may result in prolonged opioid use

May 16, 2019
People receiving only tramadol after surgery were at slightly higher risk for prolonged opioid use than those receiving other short-acting opioids…
Blog

BLOG: Kevin Reilly and the power of belief

May 16, 2019
Attendees at the recent Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting in Orlando were treated to presidential guest speaker Kevin…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction seen as safe, effective in patients with high BMI

May 16, 2019
ORLANDO — Results presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting showed medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction…
In the JournalsPerspective

Black, Latina women with knee OA desire timelier information on therapy options

May 15, 2019
Latina and African American women with knee osteoarthritis want their primary care physicians to provide more information regarding treatment…

Digital therapy platform from Reflexion Health receives FDA 510(k) clearance for trunk, upper extremities

May 15, 2019
Reflexion Health announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant to be used for trunk and upper…

HealthMe named winner of Inaugural Innovation Exchange Pitch Competition at AANA Annual Meeting

May 15, 2019
HealthMe Technology was named winner of the Inaugural Innovation Exchange Pitch Competition at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual…
In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Fluoroscopy with cone beam CT may help for talar fractures, but no significant differences found

May 14, 2019
In the operative treatment of talar fractures, conventional fluoroscopy with additional intraoperative cone beam CT may be beneficial but its impact…
Feature

How to apologize effectively for medical errors

May 14, 2019
Medical errors are common and are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 250,000 deaths per year, according…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Symptomatic patellofemoral cartilage lesions showed greater vertical TT-TG distance

May 14, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients with symptomatic patellofemoral cartilage lesions had a significantly greater vertical tibial tubercle-trochlear groove…