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20 05, 2020

May 20, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-05-22T17:24:05+00:00May 20th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Compares Patellar Tendon Versus Four-strand Semitendinosus and Gracilis Autografts in ACL Reconstruction A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials published online in Arthroscopy compared mid- to long-term outcomes and complications between anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction performed with patellar tendon (PT) autografts versus four-strand semitendinosus and gracilis (STG) autografts. PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were queried for eligible trials, yielding nine clinical studies with 630 patients: 313 PT and 317 STG autografts. The [...]

20 05, 2020

Emerging Treatments in Fight Against COVID-19

By |2020-05-22T17:22:44+00:00May 20th, 2020|Top Stories|

In the past month, 341 interventional studies investigating hundreds of new candidate treatments and combination therapies were added to the ClinicalTrials.gov registry. Convalescent plasma has increasing in popularity, while lopinavir+ritonavir and remdesivir less so. The number of trials on favipiravir have increased dramatically since our last report. Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine alone or plus azithromycin, mesenchymal stem cells, and tocilizumab remain popular in registered interventional studies. Recently, some randomized clinical trials (RCTs) have released their results, and a few major health [...]

19 05, 2020

Meeting with Sen. Ron Stollings, MD

By |2020-05-19T17:13:14+00:00May 19th, 2020|Top Stories|

The Board of Directors and membership of the West Virginia Orthopaedic Society would like to thank West Virginia Senator Ron Stollings, MD, for his time, expertise and information during our May 18 Zoom membership call. Click below for information he shared, as well as a recording of the call: Guidance and Best Practices for the Safe Resumption of Practice Remdesivir Protocols Recording of May meeting: Password: 1J@@*+73

19 05, 2020

May 19, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-05-20T15:30:51+00:00May 19th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story HHS Delivers COVID-19 Testing Funds The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is delivering $11 billion in funding for COVID-19 testing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will give $10.25 billion to states and territories, per its Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases cooperative agreement; the Indian Health Services (IHS) will give $750 million to IHS, tribal, and urban Indian Health programs. The funds will come [...]

18 05, 2020

May 18, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-05-19T16:40:01+00:00May 18th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS COVID-19 Presidential Update from Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS In his latest COVID-19 update, AAOS President Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS, shared several spots of good news, including the gradual reopening of elective orthopaedic surgery. There have been no reported unexpected events associated with the relaxed surgery restrictions. Additionally, an AAOS analysis of Department of Health and Human Services data found that approximately $208 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security [...]

15 05, 2020

May 15, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-05-16T17:15:59+00:00May 15th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Compares Adductor Canal Blockade Administered by Surgeon versus Anesthesiologist in TKA According to a study published in the May issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty, single-shot adductor canal blockade (ACB) administered intraoperatively by a surgeon during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was not inferior to ACB administered by an anesthesiologist. Primary TKA patients were randomized to ACB using 15 mL of ropivacaine 0.5 percent administered by either an anesthesiologist (group one; n = 34) [...]

15 05, 2020

CMS News Update | May 15, 2020

By |2020-05-18T14:53:07+00:00May 15th, 2020|Top Stories|

As part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts taken in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), following is a summary of recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) actions. To keep up with the important Task Force work being done in response to COVID-19, click here www.coronavirus.gov. For information specific to CMS, please visit the CMS News Room and Current Emergencies Website.  CMS updates these resources on an ongoing basis throughout the day; the information [...]

14 05, 2020

May 14, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-05-16T17:14:43+00:00May 14th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS Report: Voice of the Orthopaedic Surgeon AAOS conducted a multipronged research study to better understand how COVID-19 has impacted orthopaedic surgeons. These data will help the Academy meet the current and future needs of its members. Read the report…         In Other News Millions of PPE Items May be Counterfeit According to an Associated Press (AP) investigation, a shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) items—including millions of N95 masks, gloves, gowns, and [...]

14 05, 2020

May 13, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-05-14T00:59:32+00:00May 14th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Measures Impact of Hospital and Surgeon Volume on Tibial Shaft Surgery Outcomes A study published in the May issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma assessed the effect of hospital and surgeon volume on outcomes in patients undergoing operative management of tibial shaft fracture. Patients aged ≥ 18 years treated between 2001 and 2015 were identified using the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System data asset. Comparisons were made across hospital [...]

12 05, 2020

May 12, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-05-12T21:48:07+00:00May 12th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS AAOS Leadership to Address the COVID-19 Response: Webinar Update Join AAOS tomorrow, May 13, at 8 p.m. C.T. (9 p.m. E.S.T.) for an update on the Academy’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. AAOS President Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS, along with First Vice President Daniel K. Guy, MD, FAAOS, and Second Vice President Felix H. Savoie III, MD, FAAOS, will be on hand live to discuss current efforts to support AAOS members during this [...]