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1. Total hip replacement cost in 7 different countries

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:00
The 2015 Comparative Price Report, by the International Federation of Health Plans, examines the cost of various drugs and procedures across the globe, including total hip replacements.
Increased baseline body mass index, anxiety and poor social support lead to higher costs related to total joint replacements in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to a study in The Journal of Rheumatology.
James Andrews, MD, will perform elbow surgery on Washington Nationals' Aaron Barrett, according to a MASN Sports report.
Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons in the news this past week.
A new study, published in The BMJ, examined exercise therapy to determine if it is superior to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for patients with degenerative meniscal tears.
The University of Washington in Seattle is investigating Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, co-chairman of the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee, according to an ESPN report.

7. 18 orthopedic surgeons on the move — June/July 2016

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00
Here are 18 orthopedic surgeons who recently joined new practices, hospitals and health systems.
David Altchek, MD, is scheduled to perform elbow surgery on Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood, according to the Seattle Times.
Professional soccer player Emrah Klimenta underwent ACL surgery at UC Davis Health System's Outpatient Surgery Center in Sacramento, according to USL.
Houston Methodist St. John Hospital will provide Pasadena (Texas) Independent School District's athletes and coaches sports medicine services and financial awards for students, according to The Pasadena Citizen.
Healthcare costs vary widely the world over, according to the 2015 Comparative Price Report by the International Federation of Health Plans.
Bryan Kelly, MD, performed hip surgery on Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco, according to a Cincinnati.com report.
Samer Attar, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who is volunteering in the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria, gave NBC News an update on the worsening situation in the region.
The Tennessee Titans named David Moore, MD, team physician, according to a Titans Online report.
Tad Seifert, MD, joined the sports medicine staff at Western Kentucky athletics, according to a report from Bowling Green Daily News.
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine honored Peter A. Indelicato, MD, with the 2016 Robert E. Leach Sports Medicine Leadership award.
Thomas Mehlhoff, MD, performed wrist surgery on Houston Astros' catcher Max Stassi, according to an MLB report.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Peter Asnis, MD, repaired Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel's left knee, according to CBS Boston.
Certain common surgical procedures, including total knee and hip replacements, were associated with an increased risk for chronic opioid use in the first year after surgery, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Sporting Club, U.S. Soccer and Children's Mercy Kansas City (Kan.) are constructing the National Training and Coaching Development Center in Kansas City, according to Sporting KC.
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