CMS finalizes rules projected to save $800M, 4 million burden hours annually

September 26, 2019
CMS administrator Seema Verna, MPH, announced final rules today that will save health care providers approximately $800 million and 4 million burden…
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Nature of neurologic deficit drives order of surgery in patients with hip-spine syndrome

September 26, 2019
CHICAGO — When faced with patients with neurological deficits, such as myelopathy, in a fictional clinical scenario, spine surgeons and hip…
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Study: Routine DEXA scanning likely unnecessary prior to cervical arthroplasty

September 26, 2019
CHICAGO — The recommendation that patients who are scheduled to undergo cervical total disc replacement be tested with DEXA to screen for…
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Efficiencies, specialty teams equip hospital outpatient departments for same-day spine surgery

September 26, 2019
CHICAGO — Although payments are sometimes lower for spine surgery performed at an ASC vs. a hospital outpatient department, a presenter here…
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VIDEO: Patients prescribed more opioids than needed after outpatient foot and ankle surgery

September 26, 2019
CHICAGO — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Steven M. Raikin, MD, discussed a study that looked at opioid…
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2019 health care data breaches setting records

September 26, 2019
A record-breaking 50 health care data breaches involving more than 500 records each were reported to HHS this past July, according to a report…

Arthritis Foundation issues first CBD guidance for adults with arthritis

September 25, 2019
Although cannabidiol — better known as CBD — may help patients with arthritis alleviate their pain, insomnia and anxiety, there have been…
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VIDEO: Registry focused on foot and ankle surgery outcomes may help future research

September 25, 2019
CHICAGO — At the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, discussed results using the…
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NASS brings more surgical, nonsurgical content to annual meeting

September 25, 2019
At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, being held from Sept. 25-28, 2019, in Chicago, attendees can anticipate in a program that has…

FDA releases draft guidance on non-spinal metallic bone screw performance criteria

September 25, 2019
The FDA published a draft guidance document that provides performance criteria for non-spinal metallic bone screws and associated washers intended…
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Disease burden, prescription use high in patients with both knee, hip OA

September 24, 2019
Disease burden is high, and prescriptions for analgesics are frequent, among patients with both knee and hip osteoarthritis, according to findings…
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VIDEO: Patients did not need all opioids prescribed after outpatient foot and ankle surgery

September 24, 2019
CHICAGO — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Zackary P. Burrow, MD and Amgad M. Haleem, MD, PhD, spoke…

FDA releases draft guidance on spinal plating system performance criteria

September 24, 2019
The FDA published a draft guidance document providing performance criteria for anterior cervical or anterior/lateral thoracolumbar spinal plating…
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Hip arthroscopy with labral reconstruction improved outcomes at 5 years

September 24, 2019
Published results showed significant improvements in patient-reported outcomes at a minimum of 5 years among patients who underwent hip arthroscopy…
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Arthroscopic synovectomy yielded good outcomes for diffuse pigmented villonodular synovitis

September 23, 2019
Published results showed arthroscopic synovectomy may be safe, with good clinical outcomes and no clinical recurrences for treatment of diffuse…
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VIDEO: Improvements seen with syndesmotic screw removal after ankle fracture fixation

September 23, 2019
CHICAGO — At the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, discussed a study that looked at…
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Endoscopic carpal tunnel release had better outcomes vs open carpal tunnel release

September 23, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Patients who underwent endoscopic carpal tunnel release experienced a quicker recovery and better patient-reported outcomes…
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Similar outcomes with arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for traumatic vs degenerative tears

September 22, 2019
In a study of patients with no or mild osteoarthritis who underwent arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, investigators found no clinically meaningful…

Arthrosurface receives FDA clearance for toe fixation system

September 21, 2019
Arthrosurface Inc. received FDA 501(k) clearance for its BOSS toe fixation system, which is intended to improve stabilization in a first metatarsal…
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Early protected movement of Boxer’s fractures yielded improved outcomes vs splinting

September 20, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Early protected movement improved functional outcomes compared with immobilization and splinting in patients with Boxer’s…