Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

A recommendation published in the journal The BMJ recommends against the use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to help speed fracture healing. 

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A research letter published online in the journal JAMA Surgery compares patient-reported outcomes for older and younger patients following lumbar microdiskectomy. 

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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has announced the selection of Thomas E. Arend, Jr., CAE, to the position of chief executive officer (CEO), effective April 1, 2017. 

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A study published in the March issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma examines the use of a bundled payment model for fracture care. 

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According to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, gait analysis may augment clinical scores in predicting a patient’s clinical response to total hip arthroplasty (THA). 

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A study published online in the journal Pediatrics finds that opioid pain relievers are often stored unsafely in households with children. 

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Findings from a study published in the Feb. 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that smokers may be at increased risk of reoperation for infection following total joint arthroplasty (TJA). 

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A study published online in the journal JAMA Surgery suggests that patients whose surgeons have large numbers of unsolicited patient observations in the 24 months prior to a surgical procedure may be at increased risk of complications. 

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Findings from a study published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery suggest that insurance payer status may be associated with perioperative complication risk for patients who undergo shoulder arthroplasty. 

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Modern Healthcare reports that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) will soon vote on a proposal that among other things would allow first-year residents to work 28-hour shifts—an increase from the current 16-hour limit. 

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