Healio Examines Economics of Moving to Outpatient TJA

Healio published a point-counterpoint article on August 16 asking the question, “Will moving orthopedic procedures to freestanding facilities impact health care economics?” Two orthopaedic physicians highlight different viewpoints: one calls it a “rare win” from the...

AAHKS Member Writes Forbes Article

AAHKS member Prem N. Ramkumar, MD, MBA, wrote an article published by Forbes on September 4, titled “Devalue The Doctor: The Response Of A Manipulated System To Orthopaedic Surgeons.” His article examines health care’s journey toward value-based care and lessons...

Higher Risk of Aseptic Revision Among Black Patients

Healio reported that Black patients had higher risk of aseptic and septic revision total knee arthroplasty when compared with white patients. Researchers analyzed data from more than 720,000 patients who underwent TKA in California, New York and Florida between 2004...

Reduced Mortality Risk After THA, TKA

In July, Healio reported that “use of rivaroxaban after total hip or knee arthroplasty led to lower mortality risk and decreased reoperation rates due to infection or hematomas compared with low-molecular-weight heparin.” The original research was presented during the...

Most Popular Blog Posts in July

Catch up on the most-read articles in the AAHKS Weekly News! The top-ranking stories last month were: Seeking Input on 2021 Annual Meeting Attendance. Member poll about plans to attend the AAHKS Annual Meeting, vaccination status and travel restrictions. The Notice of...

AAHKS Member In the News

AAHKS member Joshua Campbell, MD, was recently in the news. As reported in George Washington University’s (GWU) The Hatchet, Dr. Campbell performed a total knee arthroscopy on U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) last month. Dr. Campbell is assistant...
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