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    Study: What factors predict return to strenuous sport after ACL reconstruction?
    A study conducted in Sweden and published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine examines predictors of return to knee-strenuous sports after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The researchers co […]

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    House Releases Opioid White Paper, AAOS Discusses Ortho Research, and More

     

    For questions or concerns on these or other advocacy issues, contact us at dc@aaos.org.

     

    AAOS Included in House White Paper on Opioids
    On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Memb […]

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    Study: Implementation of HRRP linked to reduction in readmissions after TKA and THA
    Findings published in the March issue of the journal JAMA Surgery suggest that implementation of the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was associated with a reduction in readmissions following t […]

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    West Virginia State Government
    “Week in the Know” April 14, 2018

     

     

    Election

     

    For 1st time, state law will require voter ID checks in West Virginia May primary

    Poll workers across West Virginia are being schooled on West Virginia’s new voter […]

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    FDA announces recalls of certain Premier Pharmacy Labs injectables; Haemonetics Acrodose PLus and PL Systems
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration states that Premier Pharmacy Labs is voluntarily recalling certain lots of morphine sulfate, hydromorphone HCL, and neostigmine methylsulfate due to a po […]

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    Report finds orthopaedists second in physician compensation, with lowest percentage of women
    Medscape has released its 2018 Physician Compensation Report. The report finds the mean compensation for orthopaedic surgeons to be $497,000, second to plastic surgeons at $501,000. On average, compensation […]

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    Study: Adding peripheral nerve blocks to PAI may reduce pain and opioid consumption for TKA patients
    Data presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) suggest that adding peripheral nerve blocks to periarticular injection (PAI) for total kne […]

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    Study: One-stage revision strategy may be as effective as two-stage for PJI of the hip
    Findings from a study published online in the European Journal of Epidemiology suggest that a one-stage revision strategy may be as effective as a two-stage revision strategy in treating periprosthetic joint infec […]

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    West Virginia State Government
    “Week in the Know” April 6, 2018

     

     

    Election

     

    Putnam County residents invited to meet candidates

    All county-level candidates vying for offices in Putnam County have been invited, including County Commission and t […]

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    CMS adjusts Medicare opioid proposal to address provider concerns
    The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated a final rule proposal that among other things, impacts the prescribing of opioids to Medicare beneficiaries. The Hill reports that under the update, when pharmaci […]