Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

According to a study published online in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, following joint and spine surgery, many patients report unused opioids, infrequent use of analgesic alternatives, and lack of knowledge regarding safe opioid storage and disposal. 

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According to a study published in the May 1 issue of the Journal of the AAOS, naproxen coupled with intra-articular (IA) corticosteroids may be an effective treatment for patients treated conservatively for knee osteoarthritis (OA). 

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Data from a study conducted in Australia and published online in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research suggest that cementless femoral stem fixation may be associated with a higher early rate of revision compared to cemented fixation in patients aged 75 years or older. 

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A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel voted that the COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib poses no greater risk for heart attack and stroke than ibuprofen or naproxen.

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A study published online in the journal JAMA Surgery suggests that as many as one-third of postoperative readmissions may not reflect issues with surgical quality. 

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Data from a study published in the April 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest home exercise may offer benefits over formal physical therapy (PT) for patients with a nondisplaced or minimally displaced fracture of the radial head or neck. 

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CMS has updated its Medicare Part D opioid prescribing mapping tool—an interactive, web-based visualization resource that presents geographic comparisons of Medicare Part D opioid prescribing rates. 

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Findings published in the March issue of the journal JAMA Surgery suggest that implementation of the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was associated with a reduction in readmissions following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA). 

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Need that little something extra for your orthopaedic residency program application? We are looking for talented students to help write a peer-reviewed study guide in Sports Medicine for Medical Students.

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Findings published in the April 15 issue of the Journal of the AAOS suggest that routine radiographs rarely affect management of atraumatic shoulder pain, particularly among younger patients. Members of the research team conducted a diagnostic study of 343 patients. 

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