1. Hip fracture surgery healthcare costs: 8 things to know

Written by Laura Dyrda | Saturday, 30 August 2014 13:05
An article published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research examined healthcare costs for hip fractures and overall outcomes for quality of life.
Birmingham-based Alabama Orthopedic, Spine & Sports Medicine Associates has broken ground on a new orthopedic facility in Trussville, Ala., according to a Birmingham Business Journal report.
Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons who were in the news over this past week.

4. Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists adds Dr. Blake Moore

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 28 August 2014 14:52
Blake E. Moore, MD, joined Virginia Beach, Va.-based Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists.

5. Dr. Kyle Randall joins Avita Health System

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 28 August 2014 14:20
Galion, Ohio-based Avita Health System added Kyle Randall, MD, to its sports medicine and orthopedic team, according to a Telegraph-Forum report.

6. 10 new partnerships in orthopedics

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:00
Here are 10 orthopedic practices and hospital departments entering into new partnerships over the past few months.
Keith Meister, MD, will perform elbow surgery on Texas Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo in the next two weeks, according to a WFAA 8 ABC report.
  St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, N.Y., entered into a collaborative partnership with the Commack, N.Y.-based Orthopedic Associates of Long Island.

9. Failed bundled payments? Not at this orthopedic hospital

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 09:54
  In 2010, the Integrated Health Association launched a bundled payment program for orthopedic procedures in the state that would cover commercially-insured individuals younger than 65. At the time, the program was widely accepted at hospitals across the state and stakeholders hoped it would improve quality and lower costs.

10. NFL, FIFA & others convene on concussions

Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 14:46
The National Football League medical professionals are partnering with their counterparts in FIFA for better identification, management and treatment in athletes with concussions, according to a Times Free Press report.
Neal ElAttrache, MD, is slated to perform knee surgery on Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.
Athens Bone and Joint Orthopedic Clinic adds Logan K. Fields, MD, to its medical staff, according to an Athens Banner-Herald.
Massachusetts Healthcare Reform, instated in 2006, was the model for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010. While there are clear differences between the two, the primary goal of providing insurance for an entire population, improving quality and reducing healthcare costs are consistent.
Kathleen E. McKeon, MD, joined Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Ala.

15. Bayhealth Orthopaedic Surgery adds Dr. Eileen Crawford

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 25 August 2014 13:38
Bayhealth Orthopaedic Surgery in Milford, Del., added Eileen Crawford, MD, to its physician team, according to a WBOC 16 report.
An article published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examines the differences between partial and total knee replacement for short term complications.

17. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists adds Dr. Nathan Everding

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 22 August 2014 10:08
  Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists in East Syracuse, N.Y., added Nathan Everding, MD, to its medical staff, according to a report by The Post-Standard.
Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons who were in the news this week.
Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed knee surgeries on Cleveland Indians' first baseman Nick Swisher, according to a MLB report.
Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola University Medical Center added Mitchell Bernstein, MD, to its medical staff, according to a Chicago Tribune report.
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