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Shoulder knee arthroscopy

Adam E M Eltorai, Wesley M Durand, Jack M Haglin, Lee E Rubin, Arnold-Peter C Weiss, Alan H Daniels
Understanding trends in reimbursement is critical to the financial sustainability of orthopedic practices. Little research has examined physician fee trends over time for orthopedic procedures. This study evaluated trends in Medicare reimbursements for orthopedic surgical procedures. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule was examined for Current Procedural Terminology code values for the most common orthopedic and nonorthopedic procedures between 2000 and 2016. Prices were adjusted for inflation to 2016-dollar values...
March 1, 2018: Orthopedics
Carola F van Eck, Aneet Toor, Michael B Banffy, Ralph A Gambardella
Background: A good patient-surgeon relationship relies on adequate preoperative education and counseling. Several multimedia resources, such as web-based education tools, have become available to enhance aspects of perioperative care. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an interactive web-based education tool on perioperative patient satisfaction scores after outpatient orthopaedic surgery. It was hypothesized that web-based education prior to outpatient orthopaedic surgery enhances patient satisfaction scores...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Jennifer Hah, Sean C Mackey, Peter Schmidt, Rebecca McCue, Keith Humphreys, Jodie Trafton, Bradley Efron, Debra Clay, Yasamin Sharifzadeh, Gabriela Ruchelli, Stuart Goodman, James Huddleston, William J Maloney, Frederick M Dirbas, Joseph Shrager, John Costouros, Catherine Curtin, Ian Carroll
Importance: Guidelines recommend using gabapentin to decrease postoperative pain and opioid use, but significant variation exists in clinical practice. Objective: To determine the effect of perioperative gabapentin on remote postoperative time to pain resolution and opioid cessation. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of perioperative gabapentin was conducted at a single-center, tertiary referral teaching hospital...
December 13, 2017: JAMA Surgery
Victoria M Steelman, Sena Chae, Jed Duff, Michael J Anderson, Adnan Zaidi
PURPOSE: To determine whether warming of irrigation fluids (32°C-40°C) compared with using room-temperature irrigation fluids (20°C-22°C) decreases the risk of perioperative hypothermia (<36°C) for patients undergoing shoulder, hip, or knee arthroscopy. METHODS: One reviewer, with the assistance of a medical librarian, searched the following databases: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central, SPORTDiscus, Web of Science, and CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)...
March 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Sean McMillan, Michael Schwartz, Bryan Jennings, Scott Faucett, Thomas Owens, Elizabeth Ford
In-office diagnostic needle arthroscopy is a cost-effective and reproducible procedure with potential cost and quality-of-life benefits for commercial payers and patients. Significant value was realized in this 200-patient retrospective review. Minimum savings of $418 and $554.62 were realized for noncontrast knee and shoulder magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, respectively, in independent MRI facilities. Those savings more than doubled in hospital-based facilities: $961.08 and $1097.62, respectively, for knee and shoulder noncontrast MRI scans...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
Ralf Mueller-Rath, Oliver Miltner, Alfred Hochrein, Philipp Niemeyer
In Germany, more than 400,000 arthroscopic procedures are performed each year. The DART registry is designed to study the outcome of arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle joint under everyday clinical circumstances using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). DART aims at identifying patient-specific factors correlated with therapy-associated complications and treatment failure and will help study the influence of concurrent joint diseases and procedures. To achieve these tasks, a Web-based remote data entry system will be applied and adapted to the needs of DART...
December 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Michael Rose, Carolin Curtze, Joseph O'Sullivan, Mahmoud El-Gohary, Dennis Crawford, Darin Friess, Jacqueline M Brady
PURPOSE: To develop a model using wearable inertial sensors to assess the performance of orthopaedic residents while performing a diagnostic knee arthroscopy. METHODS: Fourteen subjects performed a diagnostic arthroscopy on a cadaveric right knee. Participants were divided into novices (5 postgraduate year 3 residents), intermediates (5 postgraduate year 4 residents), and experts (4 faculty) based on experience. Arm movement data were collected by inertial measurement units (Opal sensors) by securing 2 sensors to each upper extremity (dorsal forearm and lateral arm) and 2 sensors to the trunk (sternum and lumbar spine)...
December 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Tânia Quinás Serra, João Morais, Zico Gonçalves, Francisco Agostinho, Gilberto Melo, Mónica Henriques
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare proliferative disorder of the synovial membrane. This condition is usually monoarticular, can be locally destructive, and involves muscles, tendons, bursae, bones, and skin. The most commonly affected joints are the knee and hip, followed by the ankle and shoulder. Patients often present with pain, swelling, and joint effusion; however, the duration of symptoms varies. Total synovectomy is the preferred treatment for PVNS. Subtotal synovectomy is a factor of recurrence, and in diffuse PVNS, total excision is very difficult to achieve...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
Manit K Gundavda, Hitendra G Patil, Vikas M Agashe, Rajeev Soman, Camilla Rodriques, Ramesh B Deshpande
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) were considered saprophytic organisms for many years but now are recognized as human pathogens. Although humans are routinely exposed to NTM, the rate of clinical infection is low. Such infections usually occur in the elderly and in patients who are immunocompromised. However, there has been an increasing incidence in recent years of infections in immunocompetent hosts. NTM infections in immunocompetent individuals are secondary to direct inoculation either contamination from surgical procedures or penetrating injuries rather than hematogenous dissemination...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
L D Brix, K T Bjørnholdt, T M Thillemann, L Nikolajsen
This prospective, observational study explored the need for pain-related unscheduled contact with healthcare services after outpatient surgery. We hypothesised that 10% of outpatients would have pain-related unscheduled contact with healthcare services, and that the incidence would differ depending on the type of surgical procedure. In total, 905 patients who had undergone one of five common outpatient surgical procedures (knee or shoulder arthroscopy, surgical correction of hallux valgus, laparoscopic cholecystectomy or laparoscopic gynaecological procedures) completed an electronic questionnaire one week and eight weeks after surgery...
July 2017: Anaesthesia
Pradyumna Raval, Ashish Vijayan, Arpit Jariwala
Synovial chondromatosis is a rare and benign condition of unknown cause. It is also known as synovial osteochondromatosis. It is characterized by involvement of the synovial tissue, which lines various joints of our body. Initial symptoms range from pain in the joint, locking of the joint at times, especially the knee, to arthritis of the joint that is a late feature of this condition. Although large joints such as the knee are commonly affected, involvement of the shoulder joint is a rare occurrence. Historically an open arthrotomy was preferred for removal of loose bodies coupled with a thorough synovectomy...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
Josef N Tofte, Brian O Westerlind, Kevin D Martin, Brian L Guetschow, Bastián Uribe-Echevarria, Chamnanni Rungprai, Phinit Phisitkul
PURPOSE: To validate the knee, shoulder, and virtual Fundamentals of Arthroscopic Training (FAST) modules on a virtual arthroscopy simulator via correlations with arthroscopy case experience and postgraduate year. METHODS: Orthopaedic residents and faculty from one institution performed a standardized sequence of knee, shoulder, and FAST modules to evaluate baseline arthroscopy skills. Total operation time, camera path length, and composite total score (metric derived from multiple simulator measurements) were compared with case experience and postgraduate level...
March 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Pirjo Kaakinen, Helka Ervasti, Maria Kääriäinen
BACKGROUND: Counselling for day surgery patients is one of the core components for a knee or shoulder arthroscopy patient to succeed in self-care. AIM: This cross-sectional study examined the quality of counselling given to patients (n = 86) during their day surgery, using the Counselling Quality Instrument (CQI). METHODS: The data were analysed using basic and multivariate statistical methods. RESULTS: Most respondents were male and aged over 50 years...
February 2017: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
James H Lubowitz, Jefferson C Brand, Matthew T Provencher, Michael J Rossi
The Arthroscopy journal "Most Read" list evolves over time, and reflects the popularity of knee and shoulder and hip topics, original scientific articles, Letters to the Editor, and Level V Evidence (expert opinion). And, for the holiday season, we share a cruciverbalist challenge.
December 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
John Prodromo, Justin Rackley, Mary K Mulcahey
Obesity represents a unique challenge in orthopaedic surgery, the impact of which is seen through all phases of injury: in the development of disease, during the operative procedure, and throughout the rehabilitation period. Given the high prevalence of obesity in the United States and around the world, this patient population represents a substantial proportion of patients in need of orthopedic care. The effects of this disease constrain both medical and financial resources. For obese patients undergoing orthopedic procedures, adequate steps must be taken to minimize the risks that occur before, during, and after surgical intervention...
September 2016: Physician and Sportsmedicine
Benedict Nwachukwu, Michael Gaudiani, Jennifer Hammann-Scala, Anil Ranawat
PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to apply an arthroscopic shoulder and knee checklist in the evaluation of orthopedic resident arthroscopic skill efficiency and to demonstrate the use of a surgical checklist for assessing resident surgical efficiency over the course of a surgical rotation. METHODS: Orthopedic surgery residents rotating on the sports medicine service at our institution between 2011 and 2015 were enrolled in this study. Residents were administered a shoulder and knee arthroscopy assessment tool at the beginning and end of their 6-week rotation...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
Kevin J DiSilvestro, Adam J Santoro, Fotios P Tjoumakaris, Eric A Levicoff, Kevin B Freedman
BACKGROUND: Patients often ask their doctors when they can safely return to driving after orthopaedic injuries and procedures, but the data regarding this topic are diverse and sometimes conflicting. Some studies provide observer-reported outcome measures, such as brake response time or simulators, to estimate when patients can safely resume driving after surgery, and patient survey data describing when patients report a return to driving, but they do not all agree. We performed a systematic review and quality appraisal for available data regarding when patients are safe to resume driving after common orthopaedic surgeries and injuries affecting the ability to drive...
December 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Abdurrahman Kandil, Marc R Safran
Hip arthroscopy is a fast-growing and evolving field. Like knee and shoulder arthroscopy, hip arthroscopy began as a diagnostic procedure and then progressed to biopsy and resection of abnormalities. Subsequently, it has evolved to repair of various tissues and treatment of underlying causes. As the understanding of the hip joint and its associated pathophysiology grows, indications will continue to expand for this diagnostic and therapeutic modality. This article outlines the historic developments of hip arthroscopy, including advancements in instrumentation and techniques from the days of the first hip arthroscopies to the present day...
July 2016: Clinics in Sports Medicine
Mohinder Kaushal
BACKGROUND: Avaialable minimal invasive arthro/endoscopic techniques are not compatible with 30 degree arthroscope which orthopedic surgeons uses in knee and shoulder arthroscopy. Minimally invasive "Arthrospine assisted percutaneous technique for lumbar discectomy" is an attempt to allow standard familiar microsurgical discectomy and decompression to be performed using 30° arthroscope used in knee and shoulder arthroscopy with conventional micro discectomy instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 150 patients suffering from lumbar disc herniations were operated between January 2004 and December 2012 by indiginously designed Arthrospine system and were evaluated retrospectively...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
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