The Oregon Educators Benefit Board recently placed a cap on the facility costs its policy covers for hip and knee replacement. Many of the 150,000 covered educators in Oregon who are in need of hip or knee replacement now must travel several hours to facilities that meet the reference price. An Oregon reporter from The Bulletin spoke with… Read More
AAHKS member and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Mount Sinai in New York, Darwin D. Chen, MD talks about hip arthritis to the New York Daily News for Arthritis Awareness Month. He covers the signs, symptoms, prevention, traditional treatment, and hip replacement. Full story. Note: If you have the opportunity to be interviewed by a media outlet,… Read More
Anne Thompson of NBC Nightly News reported this week on the growing number of individuals between the ages of 55-64 who are having hip replacement surgery. The story cites the recently released data from the CDC and covers the advancements in implant design as well as the variation in the cost of the surgery. AAHKS member, Robert M.… Read More
The New Zealand Ministry of Health launched two new patient videos this week with help from the “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” (ERAS) collaborative program. The ERAS pathway is a national effort to ensure that patients are in the best possible condition for surgery, have the best possible management during and after surgery, and participate in the best possible rehabilitation after… Read More
AAHKS member, Michael Parks, MD, was featured in US News & World Report’s online health and wellness slideshow about how to prepare for hip replacement surgery. Dr. Parks recommends visiting the institution’s website, talking to others who have had the surgery, and “prehab” among the eight steps patients should take when having the surgery. Full article.
In an effort to provide facts and references regarding ebola, the American Medical Association (AMA) has created an online resource center for physicians and patients. In the center, the AMA provides a JAMA Patient Page on the subject that clearly states ebola cannot be contracted through air, water or food, and that ebola “poses no significant risk to… Read More