BREAKING NEWS / Healio Orthopedics


Apurva S. Shah
Physician time does not sync with physician work RVUs
CHICAGO — The time spent by a physician conducting a procedure is not accurately reflected by the physician work expressed in relative value units (RVUs), according to a speaker at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting. Read more
Organ transplant patients had high clinical outcomes, satisfaction after TJA
Although patients who undergo elective total joint arthroplasty (TJA) after organ transplantation had a higher risk of perioperative medical complications, reoperation and periprosthetic infection, clinical outcome measures and patient-reported satisfaction were high, according to study results. Read more
Locking-plate fixation reduces costs, operative time for foot arthrodesis
CHICAGO — Cost and operative time were significantly lower in patients who underwent hallux rigidus or valgus fixation with locking plates rather than crossed screws, according to data presented here. Read more

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