Most-Read Articles in September

Catch up on what your colleagues are reading! The top-ranking articles in the AAHKS Weekly News last month were:  “AAHKS Member Writes Forbes Article” about AAHKS member Prem N. Ramkumar, MD, MBA’s article examining health care’s journey toward value-based care and...

Study Finds 15.7% Conversion Rate to TKR

A recent study reported in Orthopedic News finds 15.7 percent conversion rate from arthroscopic meniscectomy to TKR at 20 years. Researchers reviewed data on 160 patients who underwent arthroscopic meniscectomy for degenerative meniscus tears. “At 20 years, patients...

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...
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