Senate passes legislation to repeal medical device tax

December 19, 2019
The U.S. Senate passed legislation that includes a full repeal of the medical device tax — a 2.3% tax on a range of medical devices and…
In the JournalsPerspective

Scoring system may predict high-risk patients for recurrent instability after patellar dislocation

December 19, 2019
The recurrent instability of the patella score can be used to stratify patients who sustain a first-time, lateral patellar dislocation into low-risk…

ACA’s individual mandate ruled unconstitutional, case sent back to district court

December 19, 2019
On Wednesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced that it agreed with a district court that the Affordable Care Act’s individual…
In the JournalsPerspective

Obesity, smoking did not negatively impact surgical treatment of distal radius fractures

December 19, 2019
Patients who were obese or smokers who underwent surgical treatment for distal radius fractures experienced excellent radiographic and functional…
Feature

Telemedicine ‘not a perfect solution’ to health care access issues

December 19, 2019
WASHINGTON The use of telemedicine has improved access to care for patients in rural areas while saving millions of dollars in travel…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Treatment for knee OA should be individualized

December 18, 2019
ORLANDO — At the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting, Jay R. Lieberman, MD, spoke about guidelines for the treatment of knee…
Meeting News

Cefazolin may be safe for patients with penicillin allergy

December 18, 2019
ORLANDO — Treatment with cefazolin may be safe in patients who report a penicillin allergy, may reduce the rate of infection and provide…

HHS unveils plan to allow states to import drugs from Canada

December 18, 2019
Today, HHS officials announced that they are seeking public input on two broad strategies that would, for the first time, allow “safe and…

Patient payment plans and payment options: What works, what does not

December 18, 2019
by Karen Zupko As deductibles and co-insurances remain high, patients continue to shoulder more of their medical bills than ever. When it comes to…
Meeting News

Patient, surgical factors play role in outcomes of THA for acetabular fractures

December 17, 2019
ORLANDO — New data suggests using a systematic approach to recognize patients with acetabular fractures who would benefit from undergoing total…
In the Journals

Three-column classification may provide better acetabular fracture diagnosis

December 17, 2019
Published results showed greater interobserver and intraobserver reliability when a three-column classification system was used to diagnose…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

How to decide which type of investment advisor works for you

December 16, 2019
Choosing an investment advisor can be an extremely important decision for the long-term financial security of a physician. In this second…
PerspectiveFrom OT Europe

Robotic-assisted UKA yielded excellent survivorship at 5 years

December 16, 2019
Patients who underwent unicompartmental knee arthroplasty undertaken with robotic assistance experienced excellent mid-term survivorship compared…
In the Journals

Device reliably measures knee flexion gap for TKA

December 16, 2019
Published results showed reproducible and reliable measurement of the knee flexion gap with use of a device for this purpose among patients…
Surgical Technique

Various sports medicine conditions are amenable to ankle nano arthroscopy

Orthopedics Today, December 2019
John G. Kennedy, MD, MCh, MMSc, FFSEM, FRCS(Orth); Yoshiharu Shimozono, MD
The nano or needle arthroscopy system that was released for clinical use in September 2019 in the United States is a 1.9-mm arthroscope that can…
Forward Thinking

Take advantage of 2019 year-end tax planning tips

Orthopedics Today, December 2019
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA; Sanjeev Bhatia, MD
Although it seems that many orthopedists just filed their 2018 tax returns, if they filed on extension, it is already time for them to take steps to…
Cover Story

Work out robotics value equation before adoption

Orthopedics Today, December 2019
Adoption of robotic systems by orthopedic surgeons has been slow and limited due to lack of improved efficiencies, the requirement of significant…
Commentary

Plan to work together better in 2020

Orthopedics Today, December 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
As we reflect on 2019, we should be grateful for the people who support our work and appreciate how our relationships with patients, friends and…
Point/Counter

Do the outcomes of orthopedic surgery performed with robotics outweigh the costs?

Orthopedics Today, December 2019
There are two areas in orthopedic surgery where robotics has been employed successfully: joint arthroplasty and pedicle screw instrumentation in…
At Issue

At Issue: Competency to perform surgery

Orthopedics Today, December 2019
Richard K.N. Ryu, MD; James C. Esch, MD; Shariff K. Bishai, DO, MS, FAOAO
The answer is yes. Although the term competence does not have a universally accepted definition, many consider it to represent the acquisition of the…