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    Study Evaluates Effects of Biomechanically Different Polyethylene Inserts on TKA Outcomes
    Different conformity in the polyethylene insert for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may affect certain clinical outcomes, according to a study published online in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. C […]

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    Subcommittee recommends physician payment change
    Physicians with offices in West Virginia and a bordering state may be paid in-state rates for PEIA members visiting their across-the-border offices. Members of the PEIA Task Force Coverage and Plan Subcommittee made this recommendation at an Oct. 29 meeting in Charleston. The recommendat […]

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    OrthoPAC Recaps Election Efforts, Predictions, and Key Races
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    AAOS Offers Recommendations on Proposed EHR Reporting Program
    Advocacy In Action
    Bills Introduced to End […]

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    Study: Role of Frailty in Primary and Revision THA Outcomes
    Patient frailty increased mortality and perioperative complications following primary and revision total hip arthroplasty (THA), according to a study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty. The study included 6,502 primary THA pati […]

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    Study Identifies Predictors of Intense Pain Following TSA
    Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) patients with self-reported allergies, preoperative chronic opioid use, lower American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, and depression may be more likely to experience severe postoperative pain, acc […]

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    Study: Twenty-year Outcomes for Isolated Supraspinatus Tendon Tear Repair
    Two decades after operative treatment for isolated supraspinatus tears, clinical outcomes still greatly surpassed preoperative conditions, according to a retrospective study published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbo […]

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    From The Well…
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

     

     

    Cannabis
    Concerns about medical marijuana becoming legal in July of next year. WTRF reports, “Medical marijuana is still expected to become fully legal in West Virginia by July of next year, but there are some concerns on wh […]

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    Study Identifies Predictors of Outcomes Following Acetabular Labral Reconstruction
    A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine assessed two-year outcomes for acetabular labral reconstruction patients, including risk factors for revision or conversion to total hip arthroplasty […]

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    From The Well…
    Monday, October 22, 2018

     

     

    HCA schedules hearing on WVU Hospitals transplant CON
    According to a State Register filing, the Health Care Authority has scheduled a hearing for West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.’s, application for a certificate o […]

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    Study Evaluates Short- and Long-term Mortality Rates in Hip Arthroplasty Patients Based on BMI
    Underweight hip arthroplasty patients may have an increased mortality rate one year after surgery, according to a study published online in Age and Ageing. The study included 3,627 hip arthroplasty patient […]