8 10, 2021

October 8, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-10-11T12:53:43-04:00October 8th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: High Treatment Failure Rate in PJI with Corynebacterium striatum A study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty found a high rate of treatment failure among patients treated for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) caused by Corynebacterium striatum. From two facilities, 741 consecutive PJI cases were retrospectively assessed and 15 patients with a positive Corynebacterium striatum culture were evaluated (nine hips and six knees). Two of five patients who received irrigation-debridement-polyexchange had to be [...]

6 10, 2021

October 6, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-10-08T11:45:27-04:00October 6th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Opioid Education before Arthroscopic RCR Does Not Impact Postoperative Opioid Use A video-based opioid education program before arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) did not improve opioid use at three months, according to a randomized study published in the Oct. 1 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ®. At a single center, 130 patients were randomized 1:1 to either an educational video on opioids or standard pain management education. At three months, chart [...]

4 10, 2021

October 4, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-10-05T13:05:50-04:00October 4th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Liposomal Bupivacaine versus Interscalene Block in Arthroscopic RCR A randomized study published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery reported acceptable pain control after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) with either periarticular liposomal bupivacaine injection (n = 41) or single-shot interscalene nerve block (ISB; n = 36). Compared to liposomal bupivacaine injection on the day of surgery, ISB demonstrated superior Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain scores (0.69 versus 4.65) and oral [...]

1 10, 2021

October 1, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-10-04T15:37:18-04:00October 1st, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Physician Groups Respond to New Surprise Billing Rule Yesterday, the Biden-Harris administration issued a second interim final rule regarding the No Surprises Act, aimed to curb surprise medical billing. The new rule establishes a process to settle out-of-network costs between providers and payers but fails Congress’ impartiality test by requiring that a certified independent dispute resolution entity look first to the qualifying payment amount. In a press release distributed today, a coalition representing 140,000 [...]

29 09, 2021

September 29, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-10-04T15:36:36-04:00September 29th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story AAOS Leaders Advocate for MSK Care at Combined NOLC/Fall Meeting Today concludes the first-ever combined AAOS National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) and Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. During the three-day event, Board of Councilors and Board of Specialty Society members raised three healthcare policy issues to legislators: Medicare payment policy changes; prior authorization reform; and funding for orthopaedic research. Following the Congressional meetings, the Political Action Committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons [...]

27 09, 2021

September 27, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-10-04T15:35:45-04:00September 27th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS #BeHeard: Act Now and Take the AAOS Member Survey The #BeHeard campaign was created to encourage all AAOS Members to share their input to help AAOS better meet members needs and shape the future of the organization. The online survey is short and takes minutes to complete. Members are encouraged to complete the survey as soon as possible. Take the survey and #BeHeard…         In Other News Study: High Failure Rate of [...]

24 09, 2021

September 24, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-09-24T17:16:44-04:00September 24th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story AAOS Comments on Proposed Medicare Payment Policy Changes for 2022 AAOS recently issued formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the agency’s proposed payment policy changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2022, including changes to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System/Ambulatory Surgical Center (OPPS/ASC) payment systems and the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). The Associations' comments addressed significant proposed changes that would impact musculoskeletal care, including abruptly reversing elimination of the Inpatient Only [...]

22 09, 2021

September 22, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-09-24T17:15:49-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Risk Factors of Infection after THA for Acetabular Fracture A retrospective study published in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ® identified several risk factors for 90-day surgical site infections (SSIs) or periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) after total hip arthroplasty (THA) for treatment of acetabular fractures Data were collected from a nationwide insurance claims database, and 988 patients who developed post-THA infection were compared to 12,071 controls without infection. [...]

20 09, 2021

September 20, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-09-21T11:12:11-04:00September 20th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Solid Organ Transplant Increases Risk of 90-day THA Complications A study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty found that patients with solid organ transplant (SOT) are at increased risk of 90-day medical complications after total hip arthroplasty (THA) compared to patients without SOT. However, this increased risk was not found for two-year surgical complications or revision. For this study, 3,103 patients with SOT were matched to 6,196 controls. Compared to controls, patients [...]

17 09, 2021

September 17, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-09-21T11:11:27-04:00September 17th, 2021|Top Stories|

Today's Top Story Study: Frequency of Articular Impaction in Geriatric Olecranon Fractures Articular impaction is common in geriatric olecranon fractures, according to a study published in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of the AAOS ®. Of 63 patients whose fractures were managed via ORIF (open reduction internal fixation), 31 (49.2 percent) demonstrated associated intra-articular impaction. Articular impaction was not associated with significant differences in postoperative complications (35.5 percent versus 32.3 percent) or revision (32.3 percent versus [...]

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