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29 01, 2020

January 29, 2020 | Today’s News

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  Today's Top Story Study: Immersive Virtual Reality Training Beneficial in Orthopaedic Training According to a randomized, controlled trial published online in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, immersive virtual reality (VR) training may be superior to traditional learning in orthopaedic training. The trial included two groups: senior orthopaedic residents (resident group, n = 19) and consultant shoulder arthroplasty surgeons (expert group, n = 7). Participants compared immersive VR to traditional learning with a technical journal article [...]

27 01, 2020

January 27, 2020 | Today’s News

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  Today's Top Story Study Examines Effects of CMS’ Two-midnight Rule in TJA A study published in the January issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty assessed how the application of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) two-midnight rule (TMR) to short-stay (one-midnight) inpatient hospitalizations (SSIH) affected clinical and financial outcomes in total joint arthroplasty (TJA). National Inpatient Sample data from 2012 through 2016 were collected to evaluate length of stay trends after elective TJA. Three scenarios [...]

24 01, 2020

January 24, 2020 | Today’s News

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  Today's Top Story Study: Why Do Newly Symptomatic Degenerative Rotator Cuff Tear Patients Opt for Surgery? A study published in the January issue of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery established factors associated with the decision to undergo operative treatment in patients with newly painful degenerative rotator cuff tears. Degenerative rotator cuff tears without pain were assessed to determine when pain set in and tears became larger. Tears that newly became painful were assessed for patient- [...]

22 01, 2020

January 22, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-23T20:37:21+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Does Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block Reduce Postoperative Pain after Hip Surgery? According to a randomized, prospective trial published in the January issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, preoperative fascia iliaca compartment block in hip fracture patients significantly reduced postoperative opioid consumption and improved patient satisfaction. Patients were randomized to receive an ultrasound-guided fascia iliaca compartment block just prior to anesthesia initiation or a control group. Acetaminophen consumption for mild pain, tramadol consumption [...]

20 01, 2020

January 20, 2020 | Today’s News

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  Today's Top Story Study Measures Success Rate of Latissimus Dorsi Transfer for Revision Massive Rotator Cuff Tears A retrospective chart review published in the January issue of Arthroscopy found a low clinical success rate for latissimus dorsi transfer in the treatment of revision massive rotator cuff tears. Data were collected from an institutional shoulder outcome registry for latissimus dorsi transfer patients with a history of failed rotator cuff repair and at least one year of follow-up. Final [...]

17 01, 2020

January 17, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-20T17:29:08+00:00January 17th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Heart Failure Increases Short-term Mortality in Hip Fracture According to a study published online in Injury, older hip fracture patients with heart failure have a greater risk for short- and long-term postoperative mortality. Between January 2004 and June 2018, 1,992 patients (1,992 hips) who received hip fracture surgery at one of two hospitals were stratified into two groups: nonheart failure (n = 1,782) and heart failure (n = 210; mild [n = 119], [...]

15 01, 2020

January 15, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-20T17:49:04+00:00January 15th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Evaluates Outcomes in Revision ACLR with Double-bundle Anterior Technique According to a study published online in Arthroscopy, most patients who undergo primary anatomic double-bundled (DB) anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) who require revision could be treated with one-stage revision with the DB method using preexisting tunnels. Researchers retrospectively reviewed 487 patients who underwent primary anatomic DB ACLR; 40 subsequently required revision ACLR. Most patients (n = 38, 95 percent) underwent one-stage revision with [...]

13 01, 2020

January 13, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-20T18:08:45+00:00January 13th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Evaluates Practices to Grow Physician Connection with Patients A study published online in JAMA identified best practices physicians can employ in clinical encounters with patients to foster presence and connectedness. Evaluable practices were gathered through a systematic literature review that yielded 73 studies and 27 primary care encounter observations, as well as qualitative interviews with physicians, patients, and nonmedical professionals who participate in intense interpersonal interactions (firefighter, chaplain, social worker, etc.; n = [...]

10 01, 2020

January 10, 2020 | Today’s News

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  Today's Top Story Study Examines Correlation Between Postoperative Glucose and Outcomes after Arthroplasty for PJI According to a retrospective study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty, postoperative glucose variability may be predictive of adverse outcomes following arthroplasty for the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Records for patients with PJI of the hip and knee that included at least one year of follow-up and either two glucose values per day or more than three overall during [...]

8 01, 2020

January 8, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-01-09T21:35:50+00:00January 8th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: How Have Hospital Mergers Affected Quality of Care? According to a study published online in The New England Journal of Medicine, hospital mergers and acquisitions adversely impacted patient experiences but did not significantly affect readmission or mortality rates. Medicare claims and Hospital Compare data spanning 2007 through 2016 were evaluated for four quality care measures: a composite of clinical-process measures, a composite of patient-experience measures, mortality, and the rate of readmission after discharge. [...]