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    Updates to the Emerging Health IT Framework
    On April 19, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended the comment period for the recently released Center for Medicare an […]

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    Study: Injections within Four Weeks of Knee Arthroscopy Increases Infection Risk
    Patients who receive intra-articular knee corticosteroid injections within four weeks of simple knee arthroscopy could increase their risk for postoperative infection, according to a study published online in Arthroscop […]

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    Study Associates Far Proximal Cup Position in THA with Positive Outcomes
    Primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) with a far proximal cup position could be an effective treatment for patients with severe dysplastic hip osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published in the May issue of The Journal o […]

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    Study: Do Pelvic Ring Fracture Patients Have Good Long-term Quality of Life?
    Five- and 10-year health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes were positive for pelvic ring fracture patients in a study published online in Injury. Pelvic ring fracture patients admitted to two centers in the Netherlands bet […]

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    Study: Does Targeting Residual Varus Alignment in TKA Improve Functional Outcomes?
    A study published online in The Knee found that residual varus alignment following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may not improve functional outcomes. Bilateral TKA patients were stratified into residual varus alignmen […]

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    Study: Transdermal Scopolamine Beneficial for TJA Patients
    According to a retrospective chart review published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty, transdermal scopolamine as an add-on therapy to multimodal pain management could help reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in total joint a […]

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    Study Compares TKA Techniques
    A study published online in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery evaluated total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes in patients who underwent a computer-navigated technique, an image-derived instrumentation (IDI) approach, or another option. Researchers used the Austr […]

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    Increased Funding Requested for Orthopaedic Research Program
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    House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Out-of-Network Billing

    Stark Law Reform Legislation Introduced […]

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    Study Assesses Relationship Between Ligament and Contact Forces in Knee Surgery
    A study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty found a linear correlation between the collateral ligament forces and condylar contact forces in total knee surgery. Researchers created an artificial model knee jo […]

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    Study: Impaired Kidney Function Impacts Arthroplasty Mortality
    Poor kidney function may be common among arthroplasty patients and could adversely affect impact mortality in emergency arthroplasties, according to a retrospective study published online in Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. A total o […]