Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics

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Orthopedic surgeons should lead the process of bundled payment initiatives

Orthopedics Today, December 2015
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
During the next decade, The Advisory Board Company projects increases in both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic care. Knee and hip replacements…
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Consider the patient experience perspective

Orthopedics Today, November 2015
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Orthopedic surgeons focus on the evaluation and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal problems. After years of training and continuing medical…
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Work-hour restrictions have had unintended consequences for resident preparedness

Orthopedics Today, October 2015
Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Rachel M. Frank, MD
In July 2003, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education mandated that resident physicians at accredited medical training institutions…
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ICD-10 presents opportunity for more detailed information, better health care

Orthopedics Today, September 2015
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
As of Oct. 1, 2015, every health care provider will be required to use the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases
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Better methods to measure, image anatomy will advance science of joint replacement

Orthopedics Today, August 2015
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
More than 1 million joint replacement surgeries will be performed in the United States in 2015, with the most common procedures being related to knee…
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Be proactive: Avoid adding to the opioid epidemic

Orthopedics Today, June 2015
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
There is an epidemic of opioid use and prescriptions in the United States directly related to physicians’ desire to care for patients with pain. The…
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An evolution of surgeon education is clearly underway

Orthopedics Today, May 2015
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The recent American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting offered an opportunity to attend many excellent presentations and educational…
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Performance-enhancing substances: Be aware of the social phenomenon

Orthopedics Today, April 2015
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
Performance-enhancing substances are taken by athletes and non-athletes alike. Many people start each day with a beverage that contains caffeine and…
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Innovation is important, but also imparts new level of risk, potential complications

Orthopedics Today, March 2015
Anthony A. Romeo, MD; M. Michael Khair, MD
The New York Times recently published a story about a lawsuit brought against the OtisMed Corporation for distributing the OtisKnee without the…
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Conflicts of interest: Be transparent, but not embarrassed

Orthopedics Today, February 2015
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
During the recent National Football League playoffs, many sports fans were surprised to see that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the suite of…