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James Andrews, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, is scheduled to perform season-ending knee surgery on the New Orleans Saints linebacker Will Smith, according to an ESPN NFL report.

In a recent study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, researchers performed a cost-utility analysis of simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty in comparison with staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty.

Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:34

Knee Surgery Totals $12B in Societal Savings

The societal savings from knee arthroplasty performed in the United States in 2009 was approximately $12 billion, according to an article published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

James Andrews, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, recently performed reconstructive knee surgery on the San Diego Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander, according to a U-T San Diego report.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons and Orthopaedic Learning Center announced they will break ground on a new building for shared headquarters.

In a recent study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, researchers from the orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation department of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City examined the risk factors for postsurgical morbidity and mortality associated with knee arthroscopy.

Smith & Nephew reported revenue of $1 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 3 percent increase on an underlying basis over the same period last year.

Neal ElAttrache, MD, a sports medicine physician with Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, performed knee surgery on the Pittsburgh Pirates backup catcher Michael McKenry, according to a post-gazette.com report.

Next week, James Andrews, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, is tentatively scheduled to perform knee surgery on the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, according to a Daily Times report.

Answorth Allen, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, recently performed knee surgery on the New York Knicks guard and forward J.R. Smith at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, according to a CBS New York report.

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