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    Study measures probability of glove perforation during orthopaedic surgery maneuvers
    Undetected microperforations in surgical gloves may occur during a variety of surgical maneuvers, according to findings from a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Four invest […]

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    Study: Methylprednisolone use for pain management after TKA
    A meta-analysis published in the September issue of the International Journal of Surgery found that methylprednisolone may be safe and effective in relieving postoperative pain following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Researchers conducted […]

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    Senators introduce bill to protect patients with preexisting conditions
    Last week, 10 Senate Republicans proposed a bill that would prevent insurers from discriminating against beneficiaries with preexisting conditions. The introduction of the Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditi […]

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    As part of our effort to address the opioid issue, we are making available to you information that you can share with your patients and their families at the time prescriptions are written.  We have this information on our web site under the “opioid” tab.
    For patients, we have information on how to safely dispose of unused pr […]

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    WVOS members met on Friday, August 24, at The Greenbrier for the Summer Board and Membership Meeting.  Among other topics discussed were the 2019 Spring Break Meeting, a new program to help patients understand how to safely dispose of unused prescription medications and a $25 dues increase for 2019, with the option to automatically pay d […]

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    Study identifies possible risk factors for limited knee function following ACL surgery
    A long-term cohort study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine concluded that some risk factors for inferior knee function after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may be modifia […]

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    Study: Delaying surgery on fractured hip may be costly, increase hospital LOS
    A population-based, propensity-matched cohort study published in the Aug. 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery found that delaying hip fracture surgery for more than 24 hours after arrival at the emergency […]

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    AAOS Offers Support for Student Loan Forgiveness Bill
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    Study examines upper-extremity surgery in young patients with cerebral palsy
    Children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) may benefit from upper-extremity surgery, according to a clinical cohort study published in the Aug. 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Researchers assess […]

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    CMS asks insurers to make health data more accessible
    Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma called on health insurance companies to make claims information more accessible. Speaking at the White House Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference, Ms Verma said, “We’ […]