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17 06, 2022

June 17, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-06-20T14:33:25-04:00June 17th, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Racial Differences in TJA Outcomes before and after the CJR Program A retrospective study published in the June 1 issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery reported that racial differences persist in pre-, intra-, and postoperative factors and outcomes of total joint arthroplasty (TJA), even after implementation of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program. Data from 1,483,221 TJAs were identified from Medicare claims data (2013 to 2018). In both [...]

15 06, 2022

June 15, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-06-20T14:32:41-04:00June 15th, 2022|Top Stories|

  AAOS Volunteer Opportunities Apply from June 15 to Aug. 1 Apply to serve on one of the many AAOS Councils and Committees. Members who have an interest in contributing to the mission and vision of AAOS are encouraged to visit www.aaos.org/cap from June 15 to Aug. 1 to view and apply for available volunteer positions within the AAOS governance structure. Member username and password are required to view and apply for positions of interest. Volunteers should keep [...]

15 06, 2022

From the Well | June 15, 2022

By |2022-06-20T14:31:36-04:00June 15th, 2022|Top Stories|

          From The Well   June 15, 2022 June Interim Meetings , At the center of the West Virginia state Capitol is an area known as The Well. It is the informal gathering place for lobbyists, reporters, constituents and lawmakers. Centrally situated between the chambers of the House of Delegates and Senate, The Well is where information is often shared, alliances are formed, and deals are made.     Foster Care     Committee [...]

13 06, 2022

June 13, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-06-14T11:30:45-04:00June 13th, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story AAOS Actively Supports American College of Surgeons Firearm Strategy In a letter to AAOS members, AAOS President Felix H. “Buddy” Savoie III, MD, FAAOS, reaffirmed AAOS’ support of the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS’) firearm strategy. "Following the recent firearm-related tragedies, AAOS leadership met with leaders from the ACS and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association to discuss collaborative efforts among our respective organizations to take steps to protect our children in their schools and homes,” [...]

10 06, 2022

June 10, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-06-13T12:41:27-04:00June 10th, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Supplemental Home Oxygen Use Is Associated with TKA Complications in Patients with Respiratory Disease In total knee arthroplasty patients with respiratory disease, supplemental home oxygen use is associated with greater risk of postoperative surgical and medical complications compared with no oxygen use, according to a study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty. The researchers compared 41,418 patients with respiratory disease on home oxygen and 138,685 patients with respiratory disease but no home [...]

9 06, 2022

Advocacy in Action

By |2022-06-13T12:42:27-04:00June 9th, 2022|Legislation|

  AAOS Advocacy in Action Joined the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) to provide feedback to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on MIPS electronic quality measures for functional status assessment prior to elective total knee and hip replacement procedures. Along with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), AAOS is raising concerns about the scope of practice expansion for non-physician practitioners' recommendations from the National Academy of Medicine. Subsequently, these recommendations were [...]

8 06, 2022

June 8, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-06-13T12:39:42-04:00June 8th, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Factors Associated with Lifetime Revision Risk in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty A retrospective study published online in The Bone & Joint Journal reported a higher lifetime risk of revision unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) in younger patients, female patients, and patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists grades 3 to 4. The New Zealand Joint Registry was queried and 13,481 UKAs were identified. Revision risk was higher among patients aged 46 to 50 years at the [...]

6 06, 2022

June 6, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-06-13T12:39:00-04:00June 6th, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Systematic Review: Extended Prophylactic Antibiotics for Total Joint Arthroplasty A systematic review published in the June 1 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ® found “conflicting” evidence regarding the benefit of extended (>24 hours) antibiotics after total joint arthroplasty. Eleven studies were included, all of which evaluated a cephalosporin or penicillin antibiotic. Five studies evaluated IV antibiotics, one evaluated oral antibiotics, and the remaining studies included both delivery methods. Four studies reported a [...]

3 06, 2022

June 3, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-06-13T12:38:01-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Leadership Update: Tragedy in Tulsa In a message to AAOS membership, AAOS President Felix H. “Buddy” Savoie III, MD, FAAOS, responded to the tragic shooting that took place Wednesday at an orthopaedic clinic in Tulsa, Okla. “We are heartbroken to learn of the death of our friend and colleague Preston J. Phillips, MD, FAAOS, along with his colleague, Stephanie Husen, DO, administrative staff member Amanda Glenn, and patient William Love,” Dr. Savoie wrote. “We [...]

1 06, 2022

June 1, 2022 | Today’s News

By |2022-06-02T15:25:42-04:00June 1st, 2022|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Randomized Study: Impact of Preoperative Carbohydrate Loading on Acute TKA Outcomes A randomized study in the June 1 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ® found that consumption of a carbohydrate-rich drink prior to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) did not improve immediate postoperative outcomes or increase risk of adverse events compared to a control group. In total, 153 patients received either a carbohydrate-rich drink, a placebo drink, or no drink prior to TKA. [...]

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