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  • Medicare’s Reimbursement System Equates Outpatient TKA with Outpatient UKA

    Source - ICJR

    Reimbursement under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System fails to account for the higher level of complexity in performing total knee arthroplasty compared with unicompartmental knee arthroplasty – which could be quite costly for facilities, according to a study from The Rothman Institute.

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  • What Do Surgeons Need to Know About Pain Management After Shoulder Surgery?

    Source - ICJR

    p>Dr. Vani Sabesan answers ICJR’s questions about multimodal pain management following shoulder procedures, the role of patient education, and how state laws are changing opioid prescribing habits.

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  • ACR: Osteoporosis underdiagnosed, undertreated in older men

    Source - HealthDay

    In the older male population, there is a high level of underdiagnosis and undertreatment of osteoporosis, according to a study presented at ACR Convergence, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held virtually from Nov. 5 to 9.

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  • Depuy synthes launches radial head replacement system in the US

    Source - Healio

    The system, which is designed for patients with destabilized radial head fractures, includes side loading spacers and single-use instrument kits to save time in the OR, improve efficiency and reduce costs, according to the release. It is reportedly the first system to use radiolucent trials that allow for better visualization of the elbow joint during trials and more accurate implant sizing during surgery.

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  • Study compares racial disparities in unilateral versus bilateral TKA

    Source - ICJR

    Disparities in unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have been well-documented, with lower utilization and higher complication rates found among African American patients. Less is known, however, about whether these racial variations are seen with same-day bilateral TKA as well. In a study presented at ACR Convergence 2020, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) showed that African American patients are less likely to undergo same-day bilateral TKA, but when they do, complication rates are not higher than in white patients.

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