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Costs for knee osteoarthritis increased during 5-year study period

July 24, 2017

From 2009 to 2014, costs related to knee osteoarthritis have increased for Medicare patients, according to findings presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Annual Meeting.

“As part of our commercialization efforts for our [osteoarthritis] OA program, we have been evaluating the financial data on the burden of this disease,” Erich Horsley, the chief business officer of Samumed, said in a press release. “OA is a chronic and debilitating disease that constitutes a significant and increasing cost factor for both payers and patients, particularly when considering the aging demographics of the United States population.”

In the Journals

Depression linked with worse subjective outcomes after epidural steroid injection for spinal pathology

July 24, 2017
Investigators found that after lumbar epidural steroid injection for degenerative spine disease, patients with depression had worse absolute scores for patient-reported…
Blog

BLOG: To resurface the patella or unload it

July 24, 2017
John P. Fulkerson
Many alternatives for articular resurfacing, such as cell-based, metal/plastic, osteochondral allograft, autologous transplant, etc…
Meeting News

Speaker lauds progress in cartilage repair field, but calls for more cost data, better diagnosis

July 24, 2017
TORONTO — More than 2 decades after a handful of promising new cartilage treatments were first used clinically, the field of cartilage repair is ready for new…
Meeting News

Both repair and reconstruction of posterolateral corner injuries yielded acceptable outcomes

July 23, 2017
TORONTO — Data from the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network study showed similar outcomes at 6-year follow-up for 34 patients who underwent either…
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Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography Scans of the Glenoid Version in Anterior Dislocation of the Shoulder

Orthopedics, July/August 2017, Volume 40 Issue 4
The glenoid version is an important factor in the etiology of anterior dislocation of the shoulder and the planning of…
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CME

Protocol-Based Arthroplasty: Less Is More: October 2015

Total joint arthroplasty is a successful orthopedic procedure that is performed in high volume in the United States and…
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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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