Surgery Outcomes Better when High Cholesterol and LDL are Under Control

March 16, 2017

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.

Female Patients Value Good Communication Over Pain?

March 16, 2017

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

Fragility Fractures in Men Associated with Greater Risk of Mortality

March 16, 2017

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.

Too Few Elderly Patients Take Vitamin D Post Hip Fracture

March 15, 2017

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.

The “Extremely Satisfied” Patient Could be Yours Too

March 15, 2017

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

No Need for Discreet Cutoff P-Values in Research?

March 07, 2016

Relying on non-continuous variables to measure medical outcomes may question the statistical significance of results, AAOS 2016 study shows.

C-Reactive Protein May Miss Infections Caused by Weaker Organisms

March 07, 2016

C-reactive protein levels may not capture the real incidence of infection with less-virulent organisms, AAOS 2016 study shows.

Hip Replacements Come with More Complications in Ankylosing Spondylitis

March 07, 2016

A study presented at AAOS 2016 finds an elevated risk of complications from total hip replacement for ankylosing spondylitis patients.

Total Knee Arthroplasty Associated with Higher Risks in Inflammatory Arthritis

March 07, 2016

Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis are linked with an increased risk of complications from total knee arthroplasty, AAOS 2016 study finds.

Bundled Payments Lead to Cost Savings and Improved Care in TJA

March 02, 2016

Medicare quality improvement program leads to cost savings and improved care in knee surgery, say researchers who presented findings this week at AAOS 2016.