Arthroplasty News

  • Moderate Success Seen in Medicare Bundled Payment Model Early analyses show the use of bundled payment models led to lower patient discharges to institutional postacute care, and that hospitals don't appear to be gaming performance measures.
  • New Recommendations for Hand Osteoarthritis Released The 2018 EULAR update on management of hand OA begins with education, exercise, orthoses, and topical NSAIDs as first-line pharmacological treatment. Use of acetaminophen is discouraged.

Arthroplasty Perspective

  • Toward Opioid-Free Surgery   Drs Cornell and Waldman discuss methods for managing postoperative pain while minimizing patient exposure to opioid medications.
  • Sports Medicine Can Do Without Opioids Dr Bert Mandelbaum on how to avoid opioids in postsurgical pain management.

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