10 most popular orthopedic stories of 2016

Jessica Kim Cohen -  

Total joint replacement and outpatient orthopedics captured the attention of Becker's Spine Review readers in 2016.

The following are among the most popular orthopedic stories this year:

 

1. Hip, knee arthroplasty rates to explode through 2030 — 5 study insights

 

A study in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found the number of primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty procedures performed in the United States is expected to grow through 2030.

 

2. TKA using patient-specific instrumentation is more accurate, saves time — 4 study insights

 

A study in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy found patient-specific instrumentation is associated with more accurate and less time-consuming total knee arthroplasty surgeries.

 

3. Integrated outpatient program results in comparable inpatient, outpatient outcomes — 4 study insights

 

A study in Bone & Joint Journal investigated whether an integrated outpatient total knee arthroplasty program can lead to comparable inpatient and outpatient outcomes.

 

4. ED visits 'frequent' following TJR, significant for CJR implementation — 5 study insights

 

A study in Academic Emergency Medicine found healthcare facilities that offer joint replacement should consider the frequency of emergency department visits when implementing bundled payments.

 

5. Orthopedic surgeon to know: Dr. Mark Galland of Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina

 

Mark Galland, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon practicing with Raleigh-based Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina. He previously served in the United States Navy at Naval Hospital Lejeune (N.C.).

 

6. Are high volume arthroplasty centers less prone to complications? 5 study insights

 

A study in Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma found that high volume arthroplasty centers show lower mortality and complication rates than lower-volume centers.

 

7. Orthopedic surgeon leader to know: Dr. Barron Bremner of Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons

 

Barron Bremner, DO, is an orthopedic surgeon at Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons in Iowa. His practice emphasizes arthroscopy, elbow injuries, joint replacement and sports medicine.

 

8. These 2 factors impact Press Ganey patient satisfaction scores in outpatient orthopedic clinics

 

A study in The Spine Journal examined Press Ganey databases to identify the top factors impacting patient satisfaction at outpatient orthopedic clinics.

 

9. Orthopedic surgeon to know: Dr. Judson Penton of Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists

 

Judson L. Penton, MD, is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon at The CORE Institute at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists in Lafayette.

 

10. Outpatient total hip arthroplasty helps surgery centers, hospitals reduce cost — 4 study insights

 

A study in HSS Journal found that providing outpatient total hip arthroplasty may help surgery centers and hospitals mitigate cost.

 

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