Declining Rates of Pre-Op Stress Tests

An article published Sept 30 in MedPage Today examined why the practice of conducting stress tests before joint replacement surgery has decreased since 2006. Between 2004 and 2006, the number of stress tests increased, but after 2006 the number has been steadily...

New Study Predicts Outcomes After TJA

Males and patients with light-duty work, self-employment and higher income are more likely to return to work faster after total joint arthroplasty, according to a new study published in the September/October Healio Orthopedics journal. Factors related to a slower...

Healthline Writer Journals TKR

Moira McCarthy, a Healthline.com writer and recent total knee replacement (TKR) patient, journaled her perioperative experience at Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth. She provides a first-hand account as well as information about having outpatient TKR surgery. Interviews...

Save the Date for AAOS Business Meetings

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has announced that members will be able to participate in the Open Hearings and Business Meetings through a virtual platform. This will be in place of the in-person meetings that were to be held at the AAOS Annual...

Orthopaedic Studies Must Include Male, Female Patients

An editorial by Anthony A. Romeo, MD, Chief Medical Editor of Orthopedics Today, describes early orthopaedic clinical research trials and the historic exclusion of women. “This has happened in orthopedics and continues to be a problem today. When a small sample of one...
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