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Here are 10 stories about total joint replacement procedures at ambulatory surgery centers covering how ASCs can build a program, optimize billing and avoid clinical issues.

Dr. LevineDavid B. Levine, MD, a practicing orthopedic surgeon from 1966 to 1995 and the former chief of scoliosis at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, discusses his new book Anatomy of Hospital. He is currently the chair of the hospital's archives committee. In this history of Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Levine traces the hospital's roots from its founding as a small, private hospital for disabled children to its present as one the most well known names in orthopedics.

Published in Spine

In a recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, researchers examined 50 patients with initially asymptomatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears over the course of three years.

Matthew Saltzman, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, has joined the Glenview (Ill.) Outpatient Center, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 12:37

5 Factors That Reduce SSIs

A new study in the American Journal of Infection Control has identified five interventional areas that decrease the risk of surgical site infections after orthopedic surgery.

Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic, based in Atlanta, has opened a new location in Cumming, Ga. The practice includes 29 board-certified physicians with a wide range of interests.

Theresa Colosi, MD, a general orthopedic and musculoskeletal oncology surgeon, has joined the orthopedic and total joint program of Healdsburg (Calif.) District Hospital.

The American College of Sports Medicine, along with five other professional organizations, released a statement on the necessity of the team physician to providing treatment for athletes.

Orthopedic surgeon Kelly Jensen, DO, has begun offering care at Emery Medical Center in Castle Dale, Utah, according to an Emery County Progress report.

Parkview Health, based in Fort Wayne, Ind., has formed Parkview Sports Medicine, a partnership designed to provide athletes with comprehensive care, according to a wane.com report.

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