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Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741101/bundled-payments-in-total-joint-replacement-keeping-our-care-affordable-and-high-in-quality
#1
REVIEW
Alexander S McLawhorn, Leonard T Buller
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to evaluate the literature regarding bundle payment reimbursement models for total joint arthroplasty (TJA). RECENT FINDINGS: From an economic standpoint, TJA are cost-effective, but they represent a substantial expense to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Historically, fee-for-service payment models resulted in highly variable cost and quality. CMS introduced Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) in 2012 and subsequently the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) reimbursement model in 2016 to improve the value of TJA from the perspectives of both CMS and patients, by improving quality via cost control...
July 24, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711980/erratum-to-platelet-rich-plasma-and-other-cellular-strategies-in-orthopedic-surgery
#2
Phillip N Williams, George Moran, James P Bradley, Neal S ElAttrache, Joshua S Dines
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710739/prevention-and-management-of-post-operative-complications-following-acl-reconstruction
#3
REVIEW
Brian J Eckenrode, James L Carey, Brian J Sennett, Miltiadis H Zgonis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to review the current management and prevention of post-operative complications after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Trends in rehabilitation techniques will be presented, in addition to suggestions for interventions and expected milestones in ACL reconstruction recovery. RECENT FINDINGS: ACL reconstruction protocols have evolved to more of a criterion-based progression rather than a tissue-healing time frame...
July 14, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702921/acl-return-to-sport-guidelines-and-criteria
#4
REVIEW
George J Davies, Eric McCarty, Matthew Provencher, Robert C Manske
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Because of the epidemiological incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, the high reinjury rates that occur when returning back to sports, the actual number of patients that return to the same premorbid level of competition, the high incidence of osteoarthritis at 5-10-year follow-ups, and the effects on the long-term health of the knee and the quality of life for the patient, individualizing the return to sports after ACL reconstruction (ACL-R) is critical...
July 12, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687958/technology-in-arthroplasty-are-we-improving-value
#5
REVIEW
Bradford S Waddell, Kaitlin Carroll, Seth Jerabek
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Total joint arthroplasty is regarded as a highly successful procedure. Patient outcomes and implant longevity, however, are related to proper alignment and position of the prostehses. In an attempt to reduce outliers and improve accuracy and precision of component position, navigation and robotics have been introduced. These technologies, however, come at a price. The goals of this review are to evaluate these technologies in total joint arthroplasty and determine if they add value...
July 7, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687957/current-trends-in-discharge-disposition-and-post-discharge-care-after-total-joint-arthroplasty
#6
REVIEW
T David Tarity, Marion M Swall
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this manuscript is to review published literature over the last 5 years to assess recent trends and influencing factors regarding discharge disposition and post-discharge care following total joint arthroplasty. We evaluated instruments proposed to predict a patient's discharge disposition and summarize reports investigating the safety in sending more patients home by reviewing complications and readmission rates. RECENT FINDINGS: Current literature supports decreased length of hospital stay and increased discharge to home with cost savings and stable readmission rates...
July 7, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674942/performance-bridging-the-gap-after-acl-surgery
#7
REVIEW
Polly de Mille, Jamie Osmak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to identify strategies for a successful transition to sports in patients following rehabilitation for ACL reconstruction surgery (ACLR). RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research continues to demonstrate a relatively low rate of return to previous level of play among athletes following ACLR combined with a significant risk of injury to either the ipsi or the contralateral ACL. Recent research also demonstrates a growing use of a varied battery of assessments to determine readiness to return to sport as well as a lack of consensus on the ideal rehabilitation program, the criteria for clearance for return to play (both in time from surgery and functional milestones), and the nature of a conditioning program designed specifically for transitioning the cleared athlete back to competition...
July 3, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664450/factors-that-affect-outcome-following-total-joint-arthroplasty-a-review-of-the-recent-literature
#8
REVIEW
Forrest H Schwartz, Jeffrey Lange
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: It is well established that certain patient-specific risk factors affect outcomes following total joint arthroplasty. The goal of this paper is to summarize the latest data on several variables that have been investigated in the last 3 years and to characterize the effects these factors have on the success of hip and knee replacement. RECENT FINDINGS: Preoperative diagnoses of depression and anxiety, liver disease, hypoalbuminemia, vitamin D deficiency, and diabetes mellitus are associated with increased risk of postoperative complications and can lead to worse outcomes after joint replacement surgery...
June 29, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656531/acl-injury-prevention-what-does-research-tell-us
#9
REVIEW
Trent Nessler, Linda Denney, Justin Sampley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mechanisms leading to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury have been identified, yet re-injury or a secondary injury persists in the athletic population. The purpose of this review is to identify risk factors associated with ACL injury and investigate programs to prevent injury. RECENT FINDINGS: Faulty mechanics during dynamic movement that cause excessive valgus force at the knee increases the risk of ACL injury. Faulty mechanics may be a result of lateral displacement of the trunk, unequal limb loading, and lack of control to avoid the valgus knee position...
June 27, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647838/preoperative-education-for-hip-and-knee-replacement-never-stop-learning
#10
REVIEW
Paul K Edwards, Simon C Mears, C Lowry Barnes
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Participation in alternative payment models has focused efforts to improve outcomes and patient satisfaction while also lowering cost for elective hip and knee replacement. The purpose of this review is to determine if preoperative education classes for elective hip and knee replacement achieve these goals. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent literature demonstrates that patients who attend education classes prior to surgery have decreased anxiety, better post-operative pain control, more realistic expectations of surgery, and a better understanding of their surgery...
June 24, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643147/the-perioperative-surgical-home-improving-the-value-and-quality-of-care-in-total-joint-replacement
#11
REVIEW
George F Chimento, Leslie C Thomas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The perioperative surgical home (PSH) is a patient-centered, physician-led, multidisciplinary care pathway developed to deliver value-based care based on shared decision-making. Physician and hospital reimbursement will be tied to providing quality care at lower cost, and the PSH model has been used in providing care to patients undergoing lower extremity arthroplasty. The purpose of this review is to discuss the rationale, definition, development, current state, and future direction of the PSH...
June 22, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493215/cervical-disc-replacement-surgery-indications-technique-and-technical-pearls
#12
REVIEW
Dante Leven, Joshua Meaike, Kris Radcliff, Sheeraz Qureshi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cervical disc replacement (CDR) is a surgical option for appropriately indicated patients, and high success rates have been reported in the literature. Complications and failures are often associated with patient indications or technical variables, and the goal of this review is to assist surgeons in understanding these factors. RECENT FINDINGS: Several investigations have been published in the last 5 years supporting the use of CDR in specific patient populations...
June 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456946/the-future-of-social-media-in-orthopedic-surgery
#13
EDITORIAL
Peter K Sculco, Alexander S McLawhorn, Keith A Fehring, Ivan De Martino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421386/technology-assessment-and-cost-effectiveness-in-orthopedics-how-to-measure-outcomes-and-deliver-value-in-a-constantly-changing-healthcare-environment
#14
REVIEW
Jeremy M Burnham, Fabien Meta, Vincent Lizzio, Eric C Makhni, Kevin J Bozic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study is to review the basic concepts of healthcare value, patient outcome measurement, and cost-effectiveness analyses as they relate to the introduction of new surgical techniques and technologies in the field of orthopedic surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: An increased focus on financial stewardship in healthcare has resulted in a plethora of cost-effectiveness and patient outcome research. Recent research has made great progress in identifying orthopedic technologies that provide exceptional value and those that do not meet adequate standards for widespread adoption...
June 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417338/accessibility-accountability-affordability-healthcare-policy-in-orthopedic-trauma
#15
REVIEW
Renee C Genova, Rachel L Box, James R Ficke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides historical background on trauma care in the USA and summarizes contemporary trauma-related health policy issues. It is a primer for orthopedic surgeons who want to promote improvements in research, delivery, and cost reduction in trauma care. RECENT FINDINGS: As of 2010, funding for trauma research accounted for only 0.02% of all National Institutes of Health research funding. This is disproportionate to the societal burden of traumatic injury, which is the leading cause of death and disability among people aged 1 to 46 years in the USA...
June 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389971/pay-for-performance-in-orthopedics-how-we-got-here-and-where-we-are-going
#16
REVIEW
Ashton H Goldman, Stephen Kates
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Recent health laws have shifted from the traditional fee-for-service model toward a pay-for-performance model. In this changing climate, it is imperative that a provider understands these changes and recognizes the importance of health services research on medicine. RECENT FINDINGS: Increasing the value of care by improving quality and decreasing cost has been the focus of several projects. Preventing complications may be an effective way to increase value...
June 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389970/osteoporosis-a-discussion-on-the-past-5%C3%A2-years
#17
REVIEW
Kyle M Schweser, Brett D Crist
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The purposes of this study are to examine the literature within the past 5 years regarding osteoporosis and offer a discussion on new topics and controversies. RECENT FINDINGS: Patient compliance with therapy remains an issue. The effectiveness of Vitamin D and calcium are being called into question Atypical femur fractures have been associated with bisphosphonate and denosumab use. Treatment is both surgical and pharmaceutical. A multidisciplinary approach to osteoporotic fractures is important and having some form of fracture liaison service (FLS) improves the efficacy of osteoporotic care and decreases secondary fractures...
June 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364146/bundled-payments-in-total-joint-arthroplasty-and-spine-surgery
#18
REVIEW
Rashad Sullivan, Landry D Jarvis, Tadhg O'Gara, Maxwell Langfitt, Cynthia Emory
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this manuscript is to provide an overview and analysis of bundled payment models for joint replacement and select spine procedures. Advantages and disadvantages of bundled payment models will be discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: In select populations, bundled payment models have been shown to reduce costs while maintaining satisfactory outcomes. These models have not been tested with complex patient cohorts, such as older adults with fragility hip fractures, and limited data exist with bundled payment analysis in spine procedures...
June 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353143/cervical-disc-replacement-surgery-biomechanical-properties-postoperative-motion-and-postoperative-activity-levels
#19
REVIEW
Alfred Pisano, Melvin Helgeson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) is an evolving technique used in the treatment of cervical disc disease. To remain up to date on studies regarding its efficacy, we sought to answer three questions: What do biomechanical studies demonstrate in regard to the kinematics of CDA? How does CDA affect cervical motion? What are the postoperative activity levels of patients after cervical disc arthroplasty? RECENT FINDINGS: 1) In regard to biomechanics, recent data suggests that CDA maintains motion while possibly altering facet biomechanics...
June 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342025/social-media-physicians-to-physicians-education-and-communication
#20
EDITORIAL
Keith A Fehring, Ivan De Martino, Alexander S McLawhorn, Peter K Sculco
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Physician to physician communication is essential for the transfer of ideas, surgical experience, and education. Social networks and online video educational contents have grown exponentially in recent years changing the interaction among physicians. RECENT FINDINGS: Social media platforms can improve physician-to-physician communication mostly through video education and social networking. There are several online video platforms for orthopedic surgery with educational content on diagnosis, treatment, outcomes, and surgical technique...
June 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
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