In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in orthopedics. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Select skilled nursing facilities may increase cost of care after TKA

January 21, 2019
Despite the known increase of the cost of care when patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty are discharged to a skilled nursing facility, select…
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Extended oral antibiotics in high-risk patients may significantly reduce infection rate after TKA, THA

January 20, 2019
According to recently published results, extended postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis was linked to a statistically significant and clinically…
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Foot pain prevalence linked to female sex, older age, obesity

January 17, 2019
Foot pain is associated with female sex, older age and obesity, and its prevalence can range from 13% to 36% depending on which case definition is…
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CDC: Opioid prescriptions 87% more likely in rural areas

January 17, 2019
Residents of the most rural locations in the United States were nearly 90% more likely to receive an opioid prescription than residents of large…
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RA risk increased up to fivefold among patients with high CCP levels

January 15, 2019
Among patients who are cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody positive, the risk for rheumatoid arthritis significantly increases as the level of…
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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Multiplayer tackle drills lead to most severe head impacts

January 14, 2019
Multiplayer tackle drills led to the highest frequency of head impacts, according to findings recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery
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Simultaneous and staged bilateral TJA yielded similar episode-of-care costs

January 11, 2019
Results published in The Journal of Arthroplasty showed no differences in the 90-day episode-of-care costs among Medicare patients who underwent…
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Patients may benefit with same-day discharge after THA

January 11, 2019
Most patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty may benefit from same-day discharge, according to results published in The Journal of
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Self-reported marijuana use linked with increased opioid use after musculoskeletal injury

January 10, 2019
Patients with musculoskeletal injuries who reported marijuana use during recovery saw an increase in the amount and duration of prescription opioids…