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PGY2 Position Available - Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania

Jessica Temple


The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania has an opening for a PGY-2 orthopaedic surgery resident, to start July 1, 2017.

 

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Chicago Comprehensive Hip Fellowship 2018-19

Benjamin Domb


Chicago Comprehensive Hip Fellowship 2018-19

Fellows will be trained in all aspects of hip surgery, providing a unique foundation for a future comprehensive hip surgeon. Training will focus heavily on hip arthroscopy and open hip preservation. 

Temporary Weight-Bearing Injuries and the Danger of Crutches

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Treating a patient for a foot or leg injury? Being unable to bear weight due to a sprained or broken ankle, foot injury, knee or lower leg issue, or because a patient is recovering from surgery, often requires a prescription for crutches from the doctor.

An estimated 7+ million people use crutches every year for short and longer term mobility issues, making them one of, if not the most, prescribed orthotic aid. Rates of crutch injuries aren’t well quantified, but a 2014 systematic literature review revealed that over 70% of crutch complications develop from the use of axillary crutches.

Most People Not Bargain Hunters When It Comes to Health Care

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Most People Not Bargain Hunters When It Comes to Health Care

A study published in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs suggests that, despite trends toward an increase in the availability of price data and patient cost sharing, comparatively few patients may seek pricing information. 

2 of 3 U.S. Patients Keep Unused Painkillers After Surgery

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Findings from a study published online in JAMA Surgery suggest that many postoperative prescription opioids are unused and remain accessible. The research team analyzed six studies covering 810 unique patients. 

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