Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

A study published online in the journal Spine analyzes medical liability claims associated with incidental durotomy. The researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study of 48 dural tear-related medical liability cases. 

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A study published in the December issue of the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research suggests that the manner in which missing data are handled may influence the results of spine studies based on database information. 

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According to a study published online in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, clinician denial of certain patient requests may negatively impact patient satisfaction. 

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A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine examines factors linked to acceptable outcomes following hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). 

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According to a study published online in the journal Orthopedics, provider communication and responsiveness may affect satisfaction assessments of patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty (TJA).

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A study published in the November issue of the Journal of the AAOS seeks to identify synovial fluid markers with high diagnostic utility for diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). 

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Findings from a study conducted in the United Kingdom and published online in the journal The Lancet suggest little difference in outcomes for patients with subacromial shoulder pain treated with various options. 

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Data from a study published in the Nov. 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggest that, compared to non-physician-owned hospitals, physician-owned hospitals may be associated with lower mean Medicare costs, fewer complications, and higher patient satisfaction following total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). 

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AAOS has announced an updated website for OrthoInfo, the Academy’s patient-targeted education program. 

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Findings published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggest that use of a geriatric-sensitive risk index tool may help identify surgical patients aged 65 years or older who are at increased risk of cardiac complications from noncardiac surgery. 

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