Editors Choice

Editors' Choice articles & Announcements from the Orthogate Team.

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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Reuters reports that Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics have been ordered to pay $247 million to six patients who claimed that they were injured by DePuy Pinnacle ® hip implants. 

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Data from a study published in the Nov. 14 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association suggest similar outcomes for nail fixation or locking plate fixation of acute, displaced, extra-articular fracture of the distal tibia in adult patients. 

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