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17 05, 2021

May 17, 2021 | Today’s News

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  Today's Top Story Readership Survey: AAOS Headline News Now Needs Your Help AAOS Headline News Now (HNN) is an e-newsletter published three times a week by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). It is an exclusive member benefit and each issue is distributed to 28,000 orthopaedic surgeons. To ensure HNN continues to meet readers’ needs, AAOS is asking readers to fill out a five-question survey that should take less than five minutes to complete. More specifically, [...]

14 05, 2021

May 14, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-05-17T14:28:26+00:00May 14th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: More than Two-thirds of VTE Events after ACLR Occur Within 30 Days A study published online in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy assessed incidence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The researchers reviewed data from 11,977 patients treated between 2007 and 2017 via the Humana claims database. Rates of VTE were 1.01 percent (n = 120) and 1.22 percent (n = 146) at 30 and 90 days, respectively. [...]

12 05, 2021

May 12, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-05-13T15:43:43+00:00May 12th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Complications after Same-day Versus Rapid Hospital Discharge following TKA A study published in the May 1 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ® determined complications after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with same day versus longer discharge. Researchers evaluated 84,64 patients treated between 2007 to 2017 via the PearlDiver Database. Incidences of same-day (<24 hours), rapid (one to two days), and traditional (three to four days) discharge were 2.36 percent, 28.56 percent, and [...]

10 05, 2021

May 10, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-05-12T15:53:47+00:00May 10th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Obesity Associated with Infection after Surgery for Acetabulum and Pelvis Fracture Obesity increases risk of infection after surgery for acetabulum or pelvis fractures, according to a systematic review published in the April issue of the Journal of the AAOS: Global Research & Reviews ®. Fifteen studies through 2020 were included. Eight studies found that increased BMI was a risk factor for infection or wound complications. Two studies found obesity was significantly associated with [...]

7 05, 2021

May 7, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-05-10T15:58:18+00:00May 7th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Readership Survey: AAOS Headline News Now Needs Your Help AAOS Headline News Now (HNN) is an e-newsletter published three times a week by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). It is an exclusive member benefit and each issue is distributed to 28,000 orthopaedic surgeons. To ensure HNN continues to meet readers’ needs, AAOS is asking readers to fill out a five-question survey that should take less than five minutes to complete. More specifically, [...]

6 05, 2021

Debriefing the 2021 WV Legislative Session – Health Care Practitioners

By |2021-05-06T16:18:05+00:00May 6th, 2021|Top Stories|

View recent blog entries Submitted by brian on Tue, 05/04/2021 - 17:39 brian's Blog By Brian Skinner, Esq. In a year where COVID-19 resulted in health care issues dominating the news, the West Virginia Legislature considered several health care related bills including legislation to increase patient access to health care, address the cost of health care, and limit the liability of health care providers for COVID-19 related treatment. This article will summarize some of the more notable health care related legislation enacted during [...]

5 05, 2021

May 5, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-05-06T16:23:07+00:00May 5th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS Apply for Volunteer Opportunities Consider applying for the following positions: Foot & Ankle Program Committee Member positions – applications are accepted until May 6 Hand and Wrist Instructional Course Committee Member positions – applications are accepted until May 6 Pediatrics Instructional Course Committee Member positions – applications are accepted until May 6 Practice Management Instructional Course Committee Member positions – applications are accepted until May 6 Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Instructional Course Committee Member positions [...]

3 05, 2021

May 3, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-05-04T15:53:02+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Standardized Language Improves Intraoperative Communication during C-arm Fluoroscopy A standardized language protocol for intraoperative C-arm fluoroscopy improved communication between orthopaedic surgeons and radiology technologists, according to a study published in the May 1 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ®. Surgeons and technologists were surveyed regarding communication effectiveness, need for repeat scans and C-arm position corrections, and confusion during surgery before and after undergoing a fluoroscopy terminology education protocol. The educational intervention [...]

30 04, 2021

April 30, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-04-30T21:09:38+00:00April 30th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Assesses Antibiotic Resistance during Two-stage Revision for PJI A retrospective study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty measured the incidence of antibiotic-resistant infection after two-stage revision for chronic culture-positive hip and knee periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Ten out of 142 total patients (7.04 percent) experienced antibiotic resistance during their two-stage revision. Twenty-five patients (17.6 percent) had positive cultures at prosthetic reimplantation, of whom 16 presented with a novel organism and 9 had [...]

28 04, 2021

April 28, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-04-30T19:35:48+00:00April 28th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Analyzes Themes in Online Reviews of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Practices A study published in the April 15 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ® analyzed online reviews of orthopaedic surgeons using machine learning–based natural language processing techniques. The researchers collected 11,614 reviews, including one- to five-star ratings, from Yelp.com and identified common word combinations, themes, and tones associated with rating categories. Themes such as logistics, care, compassion, trust, recommendation, and customer service [...]