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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS 2017)

AAOS 2017

Treatment guidelines for knee OA and vitamin D intake were among presentations made this week at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in San Diego. Plus, the "Extremely Satisfied” patient.  (San Diego ©SeanPavone/Shutterstock.com)
 
 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS 2017)

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Patients with moderate to high total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein levels are at increased risk for failed arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery, researchers reported at AAOS 2017 this week.

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Men and women want different things from their doctor and this may affect surgical outcomes, researchers reported at AAOS 2017 this week.

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Elderly women are at higher risk of acquiring a fragility fracture than men, yet men are more likely to die from their injuries, researchers reported at AAOS 2017 this week.

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A surprisingly low number of elderly hip fracture patients are consistently taking vitamin D, a supplement thought to be instrumental in preventing repeat fractures, shows a study presented at AAOS 2017 this week.

A review of administrative claims data suggests that physicians are not following the treatment guidelines for knee osteoarthritis, researchers report at AAOS 2017.

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Including patients in the decision-making process actually improves outcomes, shows a study presented AAOS 2017 this week.

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