Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

According to a study published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, a culture of unprepared skin taken preoperatively may help predict Propionibacterium load among revision shoulder arthroplasty patients. 

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An opinion piece published in the March 13 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association calls hip and knee arthroplasty procedures "necessary and life changing" for many patients. 

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A survey conducted by Doximity tracks physician reimbursement information and, among other things, identifies an average 4 percent wage increase across the United States from 2016 to 2017. 

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A study published in the March 13 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association examines healthcare spending and suggests that prices of labor and goods, as well as administrative costs may be the major drivers of a difference in overall cost between the United States and other high-income countries. 

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Findings from a study published online in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research suggest that triamcinolone injection of the knee may be linked to an increase in intraocular pressure. 

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Findings presented at the Specialty Day meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine suggest that cortisone injections within six months prior to rotator cuff repair may be linked in increased risk of revision surgery. 

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A study published online in the journal JAMA Surgery offers evidence to validate a patient-reported outcome (PRO) measure for patients who undergo lumbar spine surgery. 

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An article published online in AAOS Now summarizes an AAOS symposium on "Optimizing Clinical Use of Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery," which was held Feb. 15-17, 2018. 

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Patients are often prescribed more opioids than they need following orthopaedic foot and ankle procedures, opening up the potential for diversion, according to Paper 327, which was presented yesterday at the AAOS Annual Meeting. 

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A study published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that opioids may not be superior to nonopioid medications for moderate to severe chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain. 

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