What Patients are Viewing: Younger Patients Receiving TJA

CNN aired a story this week that reports the average age of patients who elect to have total joint replacement surgery is decreasing. Citing the study “Changing Demographics in Primary and Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty, 2000-2014,” presented at the American...

Timely JOA Article on Safe Discharge

An article-in-press in the Journal of Arthroplasty, “Can Total Knee Arthroplasty Be Performed Safely as an Outpatient in the Medicare Population?” features a study comparing the complication rates between outpatient, short-stay and inpatient total knee arthroplasty...

NEJM Study Examines Extended VTE Prophylaxis

A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Aspirin or Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty,” sought to compare aspirin with direct oral anti-coagulants for prophylaxis beyond hospital discharge. According to an...

AMA Publishes Report on Economic Impact of Physicians

The 2018 AMA Economic Impact Study from the American Medical Association provides state-specific data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia illustrating the significant impact physicians have on our national and state economies through the creation of jobs,...

MoM Research Shows Revisions Increasing

Researchers using data from the National Joint Registry (NJR) for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man studied five-year revision rates for patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty after 2007. They compared data with that of patient who had...

Norwegian Study Investigates Metabolic Syndrome

A study published this month in Clinical Epidemiology, “Metabolic syndrome as a risk factor for total hip or knee replacement due to primary osteoarthritis: a prospective cohort study,” used data from the HUNT2 Study and the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register to conclude...
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