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Coverage from the

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2019 Annual Meeting

March 12 - 16, 2019; Las Vegas, Nevada

March 12 - 16, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference News

Popular News From AAOS 2018

  • Preoperative SSRIs Ease Orthopedic Surgery Complications Preoperative SSRIs Ease Orthopedic Surgery Complications It is unclear why depression increases the risk for complications after total hip or knee replacement surgery, but selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may help, new research suggests.
  • Orthopedic Surgeons Debating Cost of Care Orthopedic Surgeons Debating Cost of Care Cost-effectiveness will be a focus of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2017 Annual Meeting, reflecting concerns about the national shift toward value-based payment systems.
  • Uninformed Patients Have Worse Surgical Outcomes Uninformed Patients Have Worse Surgical Outcomes Patients who are well-informed about their condition and treatment options have better outcomes, according to a study of shared decision-making.

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