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    Study Identifies High-risk Patients for Early TKA Conversion After Opening Wedge HTO
    Female sex and older age may be risk factors for conversion to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) patients, according to a study published online in The Knee. Between 1994 and […]

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    Study: Obese THA Patients Have Increased Risks, Costs
    A retrospective study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty found that super-obese total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients have greater odds of certain adverse 90-day outcomes following surgery than nonobese patients. Using data from prim […]

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    HCA schedules hearing on CAMC’s $2 million+ Teays Ambulatory Center
    According to a filing in the Nov. 30 edition of The State Register, the Health Care Authority is scheduling a prehearing conference and an administrative hearing on a request by Charleston Area Medical Center to develop a $2,438,000 ambulatory care facility at 32 […]

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    Study: EHR System May Minimize Data Entry Mistakes
    The use of an electronic health record (EHR) system may help reduce errors in the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD), according to a study published online in Age & Ageing. Between July 2009 and July 2017, researchers reviewed 3,224 records, […]

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    Playbook From The Well…
    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

     

     

    Drugs
    Antidepressants surpass painkillers in Erie, Pa. The Buffalo News reports, “The most prescribed class of drugs for Medicaid patients in Erie County doesn’t treat asthma, heart disease, diabetes or even s […]

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    Study: TKA Patients’ Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction with Outcomes
    According to a retrospective study published online in The Knee, total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients who are older, have a higher body mass index, and do not have hypertension are more likely to be satisfied overall after surg […]