Improving value in total hip and knee arthroplasty: the role of high volume hospitals

August 16, 2017

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2017, August 1 [epub]

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Date of publication:  August 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  authors identified 2,702 hospitals that performed a total of 458,259 primary arthroplasty procedures in 2014, 47% of which were classed as low volume (performing less than 100 TJA procedures a year), to determine if higher volume centers have lower costs and better outcomes than lower volume hospitals.

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Acknowledgement:  Journal of Arthroplasty

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ORTHOPAEDICS HORIZON SCANNING BULLETIN Volume 8 Issue 5

August 3, 2017

Recall and patient perceptions of hip precautions 6 weeks after total hip arthroplasty

August 3, 2017

Source:  Acta Orthopaedica, e-pub 12th July 2017

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This study assessed recall, adherence and the impact of precautions on activities of daily living in the first 6 weeks postoperatively for patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty. A new questionnaire was designed, based on the education patients received. 129 patients received the questionnaire at 6 weeks postoperatively and 75% responded before the 8th week postoperatively.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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The new APGAR SCORE: A checklist to enhance quality of life in geriatric patients with hip fracture

August 3, 2017

Source:  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American), 2017, 99 (14) p. e77

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The authors of this article have identified 10 steps to be undertaken for patients admitted with geriatric hip fracture. The acronym APGAR SCORE includes the 10 elements of alimentation, polypharmacy, gait, advance care planning, reversible cognitive impairment, social support, cataracts, osteoporosis, referrals and environment after discharge. The checklist is designed to identify the possible medical, social, psychological and other problems associated with geriatric patients with hip fracture.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Improved outcome after hip fracture surgery in Norway

August 3, 2017

Source:  Acta Orthopaedica, e-pub 6th July 2017

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Data taken from the Norwegian Hip Fracture Register for the last 10 years shows an improvement in hip fracture treatment in Norway. There has been a decrease in the risk of re-operation and the 1-year mortality after displaced femoral neck fractures. National registration is useful for monitoring trends in treatment and outcomes after hip fractures.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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What’s new in musculoskeletal infection: update across orthopaedic subspecialties

August 2, 2017

Source:  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 2017, 99(14), 1132–43

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Date of publication:  July 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Explores several orthopaedic subspecialties including hip and knee, foot and ankle, trauma, sports medicine.

Length of publication:  12 pages

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Acknowledgement:  JBJS