Hospital Admissions Not Related to COVID - 19 Fell in Early 2020
From February to April 2020, drop>20 percent observed for all primary admission diagnoses (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Managing Lymphedema in Fracture Care Managing Lymphedema in Fracture Care
Lymphedema of the extremities can develop after a fracture resulting from trauma. How is this condition best managed?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-term Follow Up After Denosumab Treatment for Osteoporosis Long-term Follow Up After Denosumab Treatment for Osteoporosis
This report highlights the potential for rebound effect with strong bone hyper-reabsorption in certain patients after stopping treatment with denosumab.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals 247 Percent of Medicare
Relative prices average 231, 267 percent of what Medicare would pay for inpatient, outpatient services (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Antibiotic Stewardship for Total Joint Arthroplasty in 2020 Antibiotic Stewardship for Total Joint Arthroplasty in 2020
When it comes to the appropriate use of antibiotics after total joint arthroplasty, what do orthopedic surgeons need to know?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Congenital Syphilis?
Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Immediate Postoperative Bone Contact Status Has Significant Impact on Healing After Multilevel Lumbar Interbody Fusion
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Early Research on COVID-19 May Provide Some Encouragement for Patients With Rheumatic Diseases Taking Immunosuppressants
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Study Shows Troubling Trend in Muscle Relaxant Prescribing
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Bone and Joint in Brief
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Bone and Joint in Brief Source Type: news

Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter CME Quiz
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Quiz Source Type: news

Patients Not Getting Access to Their Medical Records—Despite a Legal Right to Do So
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news

Secukinumab Not Superior to Adalimumab in Psoriatic Arthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Study Compares External Fixation With Crossed Kirschner Wiring in Adolescent Radial Metaphyseal Diaphyseal Junction Fractures
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Tied to Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Tied to Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis
Patients with a degenerative meniscus tear who get arthroscopic partial meniscectomy have similar five-year outcomes and increased risk of radiographic knee osteoarthritis as without surgery, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Risk of falls in patients with low bone mineral density : analysis of placebo arms from clinical trials - M öckel L.
BACKGROUND: Falls are a  major risk factor for osteoporotic fractures. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the risk of falls in patients with low bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis. METHODS: The risk of falls in patients with low B... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Exercise, a Worthwhile Prescription
It is well known that physical exercise has numerous benefits for all people, and it ’s arguably of even greater benefit to our older population. Among the well-established positive effects of exercise are increases in strength, balance, energy level, balance, and coordination. There are also strong indications that regular physical exercise improves mental function and prevents d ecline in cognition. With respect to medical conditions, physical activity helps hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and glucose intolerance, and osteoporosis. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Karl Steinberg Tags: On My Mind Source Type: news

Variability in Hospital Costs of Adult Spinal Deformity Care Variability in Hospital Costs of Adult Spinal Deformity Care
A new analysis finds variability in the total hospital costs associated with the care of adult spinal deformity. What factors may account for these differences?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

EOS revenues jump as sales resume
Orthopedic imaging technology developer EOS Imaging reported 63% growth in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: EOS Imaging reports revenues up for Q2 2020 EOS Imaging reports mixed full-year, Q1 results Alphatec to acquire digital x-ray developer EOS EOS brings EOSedge to North America EOS debuts EOSedge system in Europe, Canada; gets FDA OK (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Biz of Medicine - Social Media
Hi, Tik Tok has been the powerhouse of social media. What about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn?  What has happened to those? What are the purposes of all of these social media platforms?  How can you keep up? Let’s be real. It can be overwhelming and time consuming.  And even if you decide to get on one of these platforms, what will you say? For most of us, the shift to social media is new, dramatic, and can be intimidating.  So how can you make sense of it all?  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - September 23, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Webcasts Events Source Type: news

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute expanding into Central Florida with new regional HQ
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is expanding into the Central Florida market, where it will house a new regional headquarters in a medical office tower being planned in Orlando. The office will be part of nonprofit AdventHealth health care system's 12-story, $100 million, 300,000-square-foot building at Rollins Street and Dade Avenue near its downtown Orlando campus. Philadelphia-based Rothman will occupy one full floor in the building with the potential for future expa nsion, AdventHealth Central… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute expanding into Central Florida with new regional HQ
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is expanding into the Central Florida market, where it will house a new regional headquarters in a medical office tower being planned in Orlando. The office will be part of nonprofit AdventHealth health care system's 12-story, $100 million, 300,000-square-foot building at Rollins Street and Dade Avenue near its downtown Orlando campus. Philadelphia-based Rothman will occupy one full floor in the building with the potential for future expa nsion, AdventHealth Central… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Ski and snowboard - related orthopedic injuries - Telgheder ZL, Kistler BJ.
Participation in skiing and snowboarding continues to increase. Both sports are associated with unique equipment and movement patterns, placing athletes at risk for several characteristic injuries. Although the axial skeleton and extremities are at risk fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Burosumab Is a'Game Changer,' Effective in All Subgroups of XLH Burosumab Is a'Game Changer,' Effective in All Subgroups of XLH
As in the overall phase 3 trial population, 24 weeks of burosumab treatment improved serum phosphorus and key measures of pain and stiffness in subgroups of adults with this rare form of inherited rickets.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pootack Orthopedic Seat Cushion review Amazon
With the majority of us working from home during the coronavirus lockdown, chances are you're sitting at your dining room table, or makeshift desk in an uncomfortable chair that doesn't... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Narrowband UVB for Vitiligo Linked to Lower Fracture Risk Narrowband UVB for Vitiligo Linked to Lower Fracture Risk
Vitiligo patients who receive long-term narrowband UVB phototherapy are at lower risk of major osteoporotic fractures, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Who should have a bone density test?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 62-year-old woman who has been fairly healthy most of my life. I try to walk daily and eat right. I've never had a fracture or bone health issues. But after my annual physical this year, my doctor suggested a bone density test. Do I really need one and how often? ANSWER: A [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 22, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The physical impact of long bone fractures on adults in KwaZulu-Natal - Singaram S, Naidoo M.
BACKGROUND: Limb fractures are increasingly common in low-income and middle-income countries due to an increase in motor vehicle and other accidents. Fractures may often lead to physical impairment that affects an individual's ability to carry out tasks. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Comparison of prevalence and characteristics of fractures in term and preterm infants in the first 3  years of life - Tong L, Pooranawattanakul S, Gopal-Kothandapani JS, Offiah AC.
BACKGROUND: Preterm infants may be more vulnerable to fractures due to various factors, including metabolic bone disease, but an increased risk of fractures up to the age of 2 is unproven. OBJECTIVE: To compare fracture patterns in premature and full-t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Diabetes may increase risk of hip fracture in smokers
According to a study published in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research, lung disease-specific risk factors, such as diabetes, may help predict risk of hip fracture in smokers.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Orlando Health to start construction of downtown orthopedic hospital soon
Orlando Health aims to break ground in November on its future 350,000-square-foot, $295 million downtown orthopedic hospital and medical pavilion, Vice President of Asset Strategy Matt Taylor told Orlando Business Journal. The new 75-bed Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Hospital, medical pavilion, outpatient surgery center and 322,470-square-foot parking garage will be built at the southeast corner of Lucerne Terrace and Columbia Street. The project originally was slated to break ground in spring… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Orlando Health to start construction of downtown orthopedic hospital soon
Orlando Health aims to break ground in November on its future 350,000-square-foot, $295 million downtown orthopedic hospital and medical pavilion, Vice President of Asset Strategy Matt Taylor told Orlando Business Journal. The new 75-bed Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Hospital, medical pavilion, outpatient surgery center and 322,470-square-foot parking garage will be built at the southeast corner of Lucerne Terrace and Columbia Street. The project originally was slated to break ground in spring… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Regenerating muscles after cancer surgery
Advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body's healing power to regenerate muscle strength after some cancer surgeries, particularly surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic oncologists are teaming with plastic surgeons in a procedure they've coined "oncoregeneration." They are seeking to perfect this procedure in which large muscle is transferred to close [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 19, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Charged by New York With Civil Insurance Fraud Over Opioid Claims Johnson & Johnson Charged by New York With Civil Insurance Fraud Over Opioid Claims
New York state filed civil charges on Thursday accusing Johnson& Johnson of insurance fraud for downplaying the risks of opioid painkillers, including to doctors and elderly patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Treat-to-Target Strategy'Not Ready for Primetime' in Osteoporosis Treat-to-Target Strategy'Not Ready for Primetime' in Osteoporosis
As appealing as a treat-to-target strategy for osteoporosis sounds, there is not yet any hard evidence for better outcomes, or consensus about appropriate targets, according to a conference debate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Tool uses fat in bone and muscle to diagnose disease, predict falls and fractures
(University of Melbourne) Doctors will soon be able to use fat to diagnose musculoskeletal disease within seconds and predict the risk of falls and fractures in older people, thanks to a world-leading tool developed by Melbourne researchers. Tissue Compass ™ was developed to enable clinicians to quantify, within seconds, fat infiltration of muscle and bone. It is being tested with more than 3000 participants, in collaboration with six top American universities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

There ’s Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative—But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More
To protect himself from COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has long said he’s skipping hugs and handshakes, wearing a mask, and staying off of planes. Last week, he acknowledged adding another step to protect his health: taking supplements of vitamin-D. “If you are deficient in Vitamin-D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview posted on Instagram last week. “So I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin-D supplements.” However, while spurious claims t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Celiac Disease Tied to Increased Risk of Major Osteoporotic Fractures Celiac Disease Tied to Increased Risk of Major Osteoporotic Fractures
Celiac disease is associated with major osteoporotic fracture independent of fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) score, a Canadian study in Osteoporosis International suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tied to Worse Bone Health
Findings strongest for development of vertebral fracture (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 16, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Nerve Growth Factor Inhibitors for Low Back Pain Nerve Growth Factor Inhibitors for Low Back Pain
A new study reports on the efficacy and safety of tanezumab, a nerve growth factor inhibitor, in treatment-refractory chronic nonradicular lower back pain.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Comparing Outpatient TKA With Inpatient TKA in a Hospital Comparing Outpatient TKA With Inpatient TKA in a Hospital
Can total knee arthroplasties be safely performed in an outpatient setting? A new study compares outcomes between procedures performed in surgery centers and in hospitals.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tied to Worse Bone Health
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- History of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is independently associated with a higher risk for confirmed vertebral fracture, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Tianyi... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NPPA extends the ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for another year
The drug pricing watchdog had last month extended the price cap on orthopaedic knee implants till September 15. The earlier price cap was valid till August 15. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CoreLink Releases First-Of-Its-Kind Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion Instrument Set With 3D Printed Instruments
CoreLink's new OLIF offering includes approach-specific instruments for lower lumbar spine anterolateral access and fusion. ST. LOUIS, Sept. 15, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CoreLink, LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of spi... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Product Launch CoreLink, Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion, spine surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mega Vitamin D Harms Bone in Women, Not Men, Without Osteoporosis Mega Vitamin D Harms Bone in Women, Not Men, Without Osteoporosis
' More is not necessarily better...Our findings do not support a benefit of high-dose vitamin D supplementation for bone health and raise the possibility of harm for females,'say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Factors Associated With Spinal Cord Injury Outcomes Factors Associated With Spinal Cord Injury Outcomes
Could certain factors negatively impact in-hospital outcomes of traumatic spinal cord injuries?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Pathoanatomy and injury mechanism of typical maisonneuve fracture - He JQ, Ma XL, Xin JY, Cao HB, Li N, Sun ZH, Wang GX, Fu X, Zhao B, Hu FK.
OBJECTIVE: Maisonneuve fracture is a special type of injury which are rare in clinic. The manifestation of such fractures is variable. The aim of this study is to describe the pathoanatomical features of typical Maisonneuve fracture on the basis of radiogr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies Launches ‘My Health Can’t Wait’ To Encourage Patients to Prioritize Their Health and Give Them the Information They Need to Pursue Care with Confidence
Discussion Guide to help people have conversations with their healthcare professionalsSafety FAQs detailing safety measures taken by hospitals and surgery centers to help protect patients from COVID-19Telehealth 101 Resources to help patients understand the use of telehealth for routine and pre-/post-op care, as nearly three-quarters of the survey participants (73%) say they would be comfortable using telehealth services as a way of managing their healthcare1Patient Stories, and moreResource materials will also be available to healthcare professionals to strengthen communication between surgeons and patients/caregivers, as...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sleep apnea linked with higher spine fracture risk among women
(Wiley) Emerging evidence suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may negatively affect bone health. Results from a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research now indicate that women with history of OSA may face a higher risk of spine, or vertebral, fractures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' These Are Not Things I'm Getting Paid For'' These Are Not Things I'm Getting Paid For '
We need institutions to hire a range of experts on diversity, says Milton Little, MD, rather than place the burden on their diverse employees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news