Orthopedics News

Regional Outreach Boosts Female Residency Recruitment
CDC: Benzodiazepines Prescribed at 27 Office Visits Per 100 Adults
Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
History of Falls Predicts Future Fractures in Postmenopausal Women
Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices
Most Eligible Knees Not Being Replaced in Timely Manner
Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use
Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior
California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
Recruitment Satisfactory for Foreign-Educated Health Providers
Treatment Guidelines Updated for Hand, Hip, Knee Osteoarthritis
Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings
Rate of Electronic Scooter Injuries Increased From 2014 to 2018
Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
Cancer Mortality Continuing to Drop, With Lung Cancer a Driver
Decision Aids May Not Reduce Odds of Hip, Knee Arthroplasty
Price Hikes for Hundreds of Medications
Poll: Older Adults Frequently Use Online Physician Ratings
Ambient Air Pollution Linked to Lower Bone Mineral Content
Mental Distress, Depression Prevalent in Adults With Arthritis
Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition
MIV-711 No Better Than Placebo for Pain Relief in Knee OA
Machine Learning System Makes More Alerts for Med Errors
Prescribing Practices Can Mitigate Opioid Overdose Risk for Teens
Many Hospitals Fail to Provide Instructions for Patient Portals
First Generic Applications of Eliquis Approved
Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
Vitamin D Supplementation Alone May Not Reduce Fracture Risk
Private Care Program for U.S. Vets Gets $8.9 Billion in Budget Deal
Variability in Lumbar Fusion Surgery Driven by Patient Factors
FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other Countries
Cannabis Use Disorder May Up Risk of Perioperative Heart Attack
Spine Surgery Safely Performed in Some Very Elderly Patients
Obesity, Smoking Do Not Impact Long-Term Healing of Wrist Fractures
Frailty May Worsen Outcomes in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Outcomes Worse for Rural Residents With Chronic Conditions
Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
Mental Health Disorders May Affect Hip Arthroscopy Outcomes
Trampoline-Related Pediatric Fractures Increased 2008 Through 2017
Strength Training Tied to Less Weight Loss-Induced Bone Loss
U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care
U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018
2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities
Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches
Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students
Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years
Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
About One in Three in ED for Low Back Pain Receive Imaging
Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Deep Learning Models Can Help Interpret Chest Radiographs
Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
Implant Survival Poor for Converted 'Partial' Knee Replacements
Fracture Risk Increased in Adults With Atopic Eczema
U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
Taking Multiple Fracture-Linked Meds Ups Risk for Hip Fracture
Rates of Joint Surgery Higher With Psoriatic Arthritis
Electronic Health Record Usability Graded F by Physicians
Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
Weight Loss Tied to Loss of Hip Bone Density in Older Adults
White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Bipartisan Bill to Curb Drug Costs Backed by White House
Less Sleep Tied to Lower Bone Mineral Density in Women
About 2.7 Million ED Visits Reported for Sports Injuries in 2010 to 2016
Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Efforts to Reduce
High-Risk Surgical Patients Benefit From Teaching Hospitals
ACR: Opioids Offer Only Minor Pain Relief in Osteoarthritis
Race, Poverty Not Tied to Knee Replacement Outcomes
Medical Practices Burdened by Regulatory Requirements
Low-Intensity Warfarin Not Noninferior in Hip, Knee Surgery
Seriously Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Face Financial Hardship
Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA
Coronary Calcium Score May ID CV Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk for Vertebral Fractures
Recommendations Developed to Address Clinician Burnout
Common Sites of Bone Erosion in Rheumatoid Arthritis ID'd on US
CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool
Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators
Physical Activity May Lower Postmenopausal Fracture Risk
No Link Found Between Teen Contact Sports, Later Mental Health Issues
Google Searches for CBD Up Substantially
Knee, Hip Arthritis Increase Risk for Social Isolation in Elderly
Poor Health Literacy Tied to More Hardships Among Cancer Survivors
Limited English Proficiency May Worsen Chronic Disease Outcome
Early Access to Chiropractors, PTs Tied to Decreased Long-Term Opioid Use
More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year
NATA: Single-Sport Focus Not Good for Children
Physical Therapy, Lifestyle Advice Underused in Knee OA
Experimental Growth Factor May Aid Knee Osteoarthritis
Postop Opioid Rx Sevenfold Higher in U.S., Canada Versus Sweden
Pulmonary Embolism Risk Elevated for More Than Six Weeks Postop
Recommendations Developed for Preventing Secondary Fractures
Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors
Statins Tied to Osteoporosis in Dose-Dependent Manner
Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised
2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments
Review: E-Stim Devices May Increase Spinal Fusion Rates
Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature
Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated
Medicaid Pays 75 Percent of What Medicare Pays for Spine Surgeries
Factors Predict Low BMD in Pediatric Blood Cancer Survivors
Risk Calculator Can Help Predict Postmenopausal Morbidity
Urinary Catheters Not Needed for Joint Replacement Surgery
Medicare Spends More Than $6 Billion on Secondary Fractures
Sports Specialization Ups Injury Risk, Especially in Girls
Outcomes Similar With Hip Arthroplasty, Hemiarthroplasty
Serum IL-35 Levels Tied to Bone Loss With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Average Annual Premium for Workers Increased in 2019
Deep Learning Models Classify Disease From Medical Imaging
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.
Protected Health Info Breaches Compromise Sensitive Data
Multifaceted Home-Based PT Does Not Aid Walking After Hip Fracture
Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care
Nonphysician Providers Rarely Interpret Diagnostic Images
Cancer Survival Increasing in High-Income Countries
EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
Spending Up With Treatment in Hospital-Owned Practices
Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance
Hearing Aid Use Tied to Lower Risk for Dementia, Depression, Falls
Racial, Ethnic Underrepresentation Found in Med School Matriculants
Majority of U.S. Doctors Believe ACA Has Improved Access to Care
Ultrasonography Helps Differentiate Arthritis Types
Deep Infections Occur in 6 Percent of Knee Fracture Repairs
eScooter-Related Injuries Have Increased Over Time
Treatment Guidelines Updated for Ankylosing Spondylitis, Axial SpA
Losing 20 lb Improves Knee Replacement Outcomes
CT Scan Screen for Lung Cancer Can ID Smoking-Related Diseases
Risk Factors ID'd for Worse QOL From Knee Osteoarthritis
Family History of Diabetes Tied to Higher BMD in Normoglycemia
FDA Approves Tether Device to Correct Idiopathic Scoliosis
Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing
One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt
Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs
NSAIDs Contribute to Increased CVD Risk in Osteoarthritis
Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015
Bone Health Management Key in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Risk for Cardiovascular Deaths Increased With Hip, Knee OA
Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
Many Hospitals Lack Sufficient Surgery Volumes
Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians
$70 Million Settlement Reached in Generic Drug Delay Case
Work-Related Injuries Up Suicide and Drug-Related Death
National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy
Sling, PT May Be OK for Two-Part Proximal Humerus Fractures
Minor Changes in BMD Seen With Tenofovir PrEP in Short Term
Senate Bill Would Reduce Drug Costs for Seniors
FDA Grants First Approvals for Generic Versions of Lyrica
Sleep Disorders Up Health Care Visits, Costs for Low Back Pain
FRAX Score Underestimates Risk for Fracture in Multiple Sclerosis
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Safety Practice Violations ID'd in Septic Arthritis Outbreak
Tool Uses Spine X-Rays to Assess Response to Osteoporosis Tx
Prescribing Fewer Tablets Can Cut Post-ACL Surgery Opioid Use
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Elderly-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis Ups Bone Erosion Risk
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
High Social Stress Linked to Greater Bone Loss After Menopause
Osteoporosis Undertreated in Joint Replacement Patients
About 12 Percent With Ankle Sprain Fill Opioid Prescriptions
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
Adults With Cerebral Palsy at Higher Risk for Osteoporosis
Operating Time for Hip, Knee Replacement Overestimated
Survey Reveals Gaps in Opioid Rx Patterns of Orthopedic Surgeons
Tanezumab Improves Scores for Pain, Function in Osteoarthritis
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
Outcomes Improved After ACL Repair With Three Tendon Graft Types
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Triclosan Exposure May Lower Bone Mineral Density in Women
Cancer Survivors Have High Prevalence of Chronic Pain
Antacid Use in First Year of Life Tied to Later Fracture Risk
Many Patients Excluded From Knee Cartilage Research Studies
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Elderly Women May Still Benefit From Osteoporosis Treatment
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use
VTE Risk Reduced With Partial Knee Replacement
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
High Soy Intake May Cut Fracture Risk in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
Head, Facial Injuries From Motorized Scooters on the Rise
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure
Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Before Dental Work Often Unnecessary
Opioid Safety Initiative Can Decrease Opioid Prescriptions
Gastric Bypass Tied to Higher Fracture Risk Versus Gastric Band
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
2000 to 2016 Saw Mortality From Falls Increase for Seniors
AI Model Based on Deep Learning Detects ACL Tears on Knee MRI
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
Gout Linked to Increased Risk for Venous Thromboembolism
Lupus Manifestations Appear to Differ by Race, Ethnicity
Experts Develop Standardized Tool for Describing Cell Therapies
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
More Than 1 in 4 Middle-Aged Men, Women Have Low Bone Mineral Density
Hip Fracture Linked to Increased Risk for Death in T2DM Patients
Global Burden of Serious Health-Related Suffering to Double by 2060
FDA Permits Marketing of Test to Detect Periprosthetic Joint Infection
Poverty Ups Risk for Amputation After Knee Replacement
U.S. Lawmakers Say WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax
Fracture Risk Tool Useful for Women on Aromatase Inhibitors
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Global Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases on the Rise
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
CDC: Racial Disparity Seen With Lupus-Related Deaths
Opioid Quantity Prescribed After Musculoskeletal Injury Tied to Prolonged Use
Prevalence of Low Back Pain About 26.4 Percent in U.S. Workers
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
CDC: Prevalence of Arthritis 22.8 Percent in U.S. Adults in 2017
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Oral Contraceptive Pill May Protect Against ACL Tears
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Thiazide Use May Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Alzheimer Disease
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
U.K. Study IDs Risk Factors Tied to Knee Replacement Revision
FDA Announces New Steps to Reduce Risks Tied to Surgical Staplers
Stroke Patients Infrequently Screened, Treated for Bone Loss
CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
Risks, Benefits of Long-Term Drug Therapy for Osteoporosis Reviewed
Injection Timing Tied to Risk for Infection in Rotator Cuff Repair
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
FDA: Patients Should Not Abruptly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid
FDA Approves Osteoporosis Tx for High-Risk Postmenopausal Women
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
Chloroprocaine Offers Adequate Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy
Most Osteoporosis Guidelines Do Not Discuss Patient Choices
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
One Hour of Activity/Week Helps Maintain Disability-Free Status
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Awake Endoscopic Spinal Fusion Appears to Be Safe, Effective
Cimzia Injection Approved for New Inflammatory Arthritis Indication
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Frailty May Up Fracture Risk in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Higher Disease Burden for OA Than RA After Six Months
ENDO: Recommendations Issued for Treating Osteoporosis
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Image-Guided Intervention May Ease Pain of Severe Tennis Elbow
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
AAOS: Supplement Use Low in Patients With Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture
AAOS: Underweight Status Increases Shoulder Arthroplasty Complications
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Elderly Men Undertreated for Osteoporosis
AAOS: One-Third of U.S. Children Report Back Pain
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Tramadol May Up Mortality Risk in Osteoarthritis Patients
Patterns of Joint Behavior Useful for Juvenile Arthritis Classification
2004 to 2017 Saw Increase in Fractures for Elderly Dog Walkers
Some Lose Independence After Surgical Tx of Femoral Neck Fx
Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Risk Factors ID'd for Site Infection After Orthopedic Surgery in Seniors
Ultrasound of Calcaneus Efficient for Screening Bone Health
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Operative Treatment Seems Most Effective for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis
Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Risk for Revision Surgery After Shoulder Replacement Varies
Studies Promising for Sensory Feedback for Hand Prostheses
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Fewer Older Men Assessed, Treated for Osteoporosis
Over Half of Hip Replacements Expected to Last 25 Years
Hip Preservation Appropriateness Guidelines May Be Limited
Rates of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Low for Denosumab-Treated Women
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Fractures Have Long-Term Impact on Quality of Life for Older Adults
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Low Fitness, Obesity Linked to Later Disability Pension
Women Less Likely to Get Periop Care Before Hip Fracture Surgery
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Shoulder Decompression Surgery Not Recommended
Radiologists Can Help ID Intimate Partner Violence
Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use
After Elbow Surgery, Children May Be Overprescribed Opioids
Oral Antibiotics Noninferior to IV for Bone, Joint Infection
Patient Attitude Tied to Physical Therapy Outcomes
More Severe Injuries Sustained at Jump Parks Versus Home Trampolines
Helmet Use Low Among Standing Electric Scooter Riders
Comorbid Neck Injury Up for Women With Concussion
Bone Health in Older Adults Not Improved by High-Dose Vitamin D
Evidence Lacking for Benefit of Surgery for Vertebral Fractures
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Texting Intervention Engages Patients After Joint Arthroplasty
Three-Week Immobilization Feasible for Some Ankle Fractures
Heberden's Nodes in Fingers Tied to Knee Osteoarthritis
Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Doctors
Poor Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Fracture Risk
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