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Opioid prescription rates for OA remained stable despite increased awareness of risks

July 26, 2017

Recently published results showed the rates of prescribing opioids for osteoarthritis remained stable between 2007 and 2014, despite the increased awareness of opioid risks.

Researchers queried the Humana Inc. administrative claims database from 2007 to 2014 and identified all patients with either hip, knee or any joint osteoarthritis (OA). Researchers reviewed claims data to identify opioid prescriptions associated with a diagnosis of OA, trending the rates of prescribing with time and stratifying results by sex, age and geographic region.

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Distal tibia allograft reconstruction yielded outcomes similar to Latarjet

July 26, 2017
TORONTO — Patients who underwent distal tibia allograft reconstruction had similar clinical outcomes, complication and recurrence rates compared with patients who…
Movers and Shakers

Mount Sinai opens new orthopedic center in Manhattan

July 26, 2017
Mount Sinai announced the Orthopaedic Center at Mount Sinai West has opened, with Michael Bronson, MD, as the director of the new center. “We are extremely…
In the Journals

Age cited as a predictor of functional recovery after periprosthetic distal femur fractures

July 26, 2017
Results from this study indicated patients with distal femoral periprosthetic fractures had high morbidity and mortality rates, and that age was a predictor of…
In the Journals

Long-term use of bisphosphonates after nerve-sparing surgery reduced recurrence of sacral giant cell tumors

July 25, 2017
Investigators found bisphosphonate used after nerve-sparing surgery for sacral giant cell tumors is an effective option.
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Outcome of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Patients With Parkinson's Disease: A Matched Cohort Study

Orthopedics, July/August 2017, Volume 40 Issue 4
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurologic disorder that affects the musculoskeletal system. Currently, the…
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CME

Femoroacetabular Impingement: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment. March 2015

Femoroacetabular Impingement: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment
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American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Curtis discusses treatment of stiff shoulder

May 24, 2017
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