Dr. Parvizi Talks Candidly about TJA Developments

In an interview this week with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, AAHKS Research Committee Chair, shares his thoughts about new developments in the field of hip and knee total joint arthroplasty. “One is genomics. We are individualizing care. In the...

What Patients are Reading: Intimacy after TJA

U.S. News & World Report published an article this week on resuming sexual activity after total joint replacement surgery. Surgeons (AAHKS members) interviewed for the article talk about timing, restrictions based on hip approaches and how the subject is...

Orthopaedic Surgeon Runs for US Congress

State Representative, Julio Gonzalez, MD of Venice, Fla. has announced that he is running for U.S. Congress. If elected, he would be the second orthopaedic surgeon serving in Washington, D.C. Currently, John Barrasso, MD serves as a U.S. Senator from Wyoming. Dr....

Military Health System to Examine Surgical Preparedness

The U.S. Defense Health Board has started a review of policies for complex surgical procedures, including total hip replacement and total knee replacement, performed at military hospitals in the United States and abroad. After a report by US News & World Report...

Data Shows Declining Opioid Prescriptions

New data from IQVIA Institute for Data Science, a health information company, shows a continued decrease in opioid prescriptions dispensed last year. CNBC reported that “the number of prescriptions accelerated its decline in 2017, with an even faster drop for high...

Orthopaedists Would Do It All Again

Medscape has released its Physician Compensation Report 2018 that breaks out survey responses of over 20,000 physicians in 29 specialties. According to the report, “The average overall physician salary – including primary care and specialties – is $299,000.” One of...
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