AAOS 2021 Conference Coverage

Only Half of Young Surgery Patients Use All of Their Opioid Prescriptions

Opioids are commonly prescribed as postoperative pain management for young patients who undergo orthopaedic surgery, but a new study finds that only approximately half of patients consumed the full amounts of opioids prescribed. S....
Low Prevalence of Myocarditis in Athletes Recovered from COVID-19

Study Finds That Football and Women’s Volleyball Players Have Highest Rates of Concussion Injuries

A poster presentation at the AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting describes the timing, frequency, and recovery patterns of concussion among NCAA Division 1 athletes at the University of Southern California. Overall, Nicholas Debellis, MD, and...
Could Patients’ Expectations Impact Clinical Response to DMARDs in Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Women Taking Oral Contraceptive Pills Have Greater VTE Risk After Knee Arthroscopy or ACL...

In an analysis of a large claims database, the use of combined oral contraceptive pills (COCPs) was a risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) after knee arthroscopy or anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The...
Direct Oral Anticoagulants Help Treat VTE in Inherited Thrombophilia

A One-Week Oral Antibiotic Protocol Cost-Effective for Preventing PJI

For patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), an extended oral antibiotic prophylaxis protocol after surgery significantly lowered periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) rates at one year. This was true even...
Should Cardiac Amyloid Be Screened For After Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery?

General Anesthesia, Hospital Setting Increase Costs of Carpal Tunnel Release

The use of general anesthesia, performing carpal tunnel release (CTR) in a hospital setting, and the use of antibiotics and opioids all increase the procedure-related costs of CTR, according to an analysis of procedures...
glenohumeral, Experts Advise Against Shoulder Surgery for Rotator Cuff Disease

More “Grit” Leads to Better Outcomes After Rotator Cuff Repair

“Grit” is a term popularized by psychologist Angela Duckworth, PhD, that describes the ability to persevere and maintain a passion for achieving long-term goals. In a study presented at the AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting,...
Medicare Eligibility Increases Cancer Diagnoses, Reduces Cancer-specific Mortality

Reimbursement Rates for Joint Arthroplasty in the U.S. Vary Widely

Medicare reimbursement for arthroplasty procedures has changed drastically since the year 2000, with significant geographic variability in payment models. The findings were presented by Jack Haglin, MD, from Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and...
Could Patients’ Expectations Impact Clinical Response to DMARDs in Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Women Taking Oral Contraceptive Pills Have Greater VTE Risk After Knee Arthroscopy or ACL...

In an analysis of a large claims database, the use of combined oral contraceptive pills (COCPs) was a risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE)...
Direct Oral Anticoagulants Help Treat VTE in Inherited Thrombophilia

A One-Week Oral Antibiotic Protocol Cost-Effective for Preventing PJI

For patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), an extended oral antibiotic prophylaxis protocol after surgery significantly lowered periprosthetic joint...
Should Cardiac Amyloid Be Screened For After Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery?

General Anesthesia, Hospital Setting Increase Costs of Carpal Tunnel Release

The use of general anesthesia, performing carpal tunnel release (CTR) in a hospital setting, and the use of antibiotics and opioids all increase the...
glenohumeral, Experts Advise Against Shoulder Surgery for Rotator Cuff Disease

More “Grit” Leads to Better Outcomes After Rotator Cuff Repair

“Grit” is a term popularized by psychologist Angela Duckworth, PhD, that describes the ability to persevere and maintain a passion for achieving long-term goals....
Medicare Eligibility Increases Cancer Diagnoses, Reduces Cancer-specific Mortality

Reimbursement Rates for Joint Arthroplasty in the U.S. Vary Widely

Medicare reimbursement for arthroplasty procedures has changed drastically since the year 2000, with significant geographic variability in payment models. The findings were presented by...
drug, Opioid Dependence Risks Increase Following Cardiac Surgery: Study

Reductions in Opioid Prescribing Do Not Affect Patient Satisfaction Levels

According to the experience of one institution, policies to reduce opioid prescriptions after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) did not negatively affect patient satisfaction with...
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