Hospital for Special Surgery named top orthopedic hospital by US News & World Report

July 30, 2019
For 10 years in a row, Hospital for Special Surgery has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top-ranked hospital in the country…
In the Journals

Risk stratification tool predicts functional disability in patients at high risk for OA

July 30, 2019
Easily acquired data — such as education, depression symptoms, strenuous activity and obesity — can help identify functional decline risk…
In the Journals

Vitamin D supplements linked to less cartilage, joint loss in knee OA

July 29, 2019
Among patients with knee osteoarthritis, higher intake with both vitamins C and D is associated with less cartilage degeneration, while…
Meeting News

Better outcomes seen after adjuvant therapy, bone marrow aspirate concentrate for talar lesions

July 29, 2019
BOSTON — A significantly higher modified MR observation of cartilage repair tissue score was seen in patients with osteochondral lesions of the…
In the Journals

Good outcomes seen after MPFL reconstruction with Insall’s proximal realignment

July 29, 2019
Good clinical results were seen at midterm to long-term follow-up in patients who underwent medial patellofemoral reconstruction with Insall’s…
Meeting News

Capsular closure in hip arthroscopy may lead to improved activities in patients vs unclosed capsule

July 29, 2019
During hip arthroscopy, patients showed more improvement in patient-reported and clinical outcomes after interportal capsulotomy with closure than…

Personalized Stem Cells Inc gets new drug application clearance to use stem cells for knee OA

July 28, 2019
Personalized Stem Cells Inc. announced it has received FDA approval for an investigational new drug application for the use of adipose-derived stem…

Arthrosurface launches carpometacarpal system for thumb OA

July 27, 2019
Arthrosurface Inc. announced the launch of its SpeedSpiral carpometacarpal system, intended for patients with osteoarthritis in the thumb, according…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Trochleoplasty seen as reliable treatment for severe trochlear dysplasia

July 26, 2019
BOSTON — Sulcus-deepening trochleoplasty may be a reliable and successful surgical solution to recurrent patellar instability for patients with…

Protocols at Cleveland Clinic aim to reduce opioid prescriptions in Ohio

July 26, 2019
With Ohio ranked as having one of the highest opioid-involved overdose death rates by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Cleveland Clinic began…
Blog

BLOG: Value-based care requires collaboration

July 25, 2019
By Stephen Ritter, MD The U.S. health care system has a problem. Health spending as a percentage of gross domestic product is growing at an…
In the Journals

Women, blacks, most frequently receive chronic opioid prescriptions

July 25, 2019
Patients who were black, women or who were at risk for opioid-related harm were more likely to be prescribed chronic opioids, according to findings…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Patellar tendon thickness seen as strong predictor for tears

July 25, 2019
BOSTON — According to a presentation at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, partial patellar tendon tears are…
Meeting News

Length of tibial tubercle distalization does not impact patella stabilization surgery outcomes

July 24, 2019
BOSTON — Tibial tubercle distalization led to high rate of normalization of patellar height measurements, with a patellar stabilization of 94%…
In the JournalsPerspective

Low revision risk found with mobile bearing implant in UKA

July 24, 2019
Published results showed no increased risk of revision at a minimum 5-year follow-up among highly active patients who underwent unicondylar knee…
In the Journals

Socioeconomic factors may moderate racial disparities in OA function

July 23, 2019
Although black adults with knee osteoarthritis demonstrate worse performance-based physical function than white patients, these disparities are…
Breaking News

Senators announce bipartisan plan to lower drug prices

July 23, 2019
Two lawmakers introduced legislation today that they said would lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans, according to a press release. …
In the JournalsPerspective

Operative costs account for most expenses in shoulder arthroplasty

July 23, 2019
Published results showed operative costs were associated with most short-term costs in shoulder arthroplasty. “Most of the costs associated…
In the JournalsPerspective

Filgotinib improves RA signs, symptoms in DMARD-refractory patients

July 23, 2019
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who previously had an inadequate response to biologic DMARDs demonstrated improved signs and symptoms after…
Meeting News

About 5% of athletes have revision arthroscopic posterior capsulolabral repair

July 23, 2019
BOSTON — At the 13-year follow-up, 5.4% of contact athletes underwent revision arthroscopic posterior capsulolabral repair, according to a…