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    Study Compares Treatments for Articular Cartilage Defects of the Talus
    A study published online in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy found no benefit associated with the addition of an acellular collagen I/III matrix to arthroscopic microfracture to manage articular cartilage defects of the t […]

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    Study: Meniscal Repair Produces Similar Failure Rates in Younger and Older Patients
    A systematic review published online in The Knee found that age may not impact clinical postoperative success rates following meniscal tear repair. Researchers assessed studies that reported either individual patient […]

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    CMS Finalizes Rules, 116th Congress Preview

     

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    Health Care Set to be Major Issue as Congress Shifts Left
    On November 6, Congressional Democrats took a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010. As we look a […]

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    Study: Successful Occupational and Functional Outcomes Following Patellofemoral ACI
    A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine found that most patellofemoral autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) patients reported positive postoperative occupational outcomes and signifi […]

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    Study: Recovery in Activities of Daily Living for Medicare Beneficiaries Following TKA
    A study published online in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery associated low home healthcare physical therapy (PT) utilization with worse activities of daily living (ADL) recovery in Medicare beneficiaries […]

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    Study: Risk Factors for Subsequent Joint Replacement of Contralateral Joint or Different Joint Following Index Procedure
    A study published online in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery found that patients have a high risk of contralateral joint replacement following an initial joint replacement […]

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    Study Finds No Differences in Recovery Following TKA With or Without Tourniquet Use
    Rehabilitation-related results following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with or without tourniquet did not differ significantly, according to a study published online in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy […]

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    HCA approves million $$$ deals
    According to the Oct. 26 edition of the State Register, it was a multi-million dollar week at the West Virginia Health Care Authority.
     
    The HCA approved as complete and under review a CAMC application and a West Virginia University Hospitals application. This step in the approval process means th […]

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    Study Compares Best Methods for Pain Relief Following TKA
    According to a meta-analysis published in the November issue of The Clinical Journal of Pain, continuous femoral nerve block (cFNB) is the superior treatment of postoperative pain in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients. Researchers used E […]

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    Cannabis
    Most UK physicians refuse to prescribe cannabis. The World News reports, “Only a minority of [United Kingdom] patients who stand to benefit from potentially life-changing medicinal cannabis prescriptions will be able to access it after laws change on 1 November, experts have warned.
     
    “Despite the potential to help tho […]