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Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME!

Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Guest Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require anywhere from 12 hours (Alabama) to 50 hours (a few states) of CME per year.…

Defining Rx Opioid Overdose Risk | News Brief

Patients who use multiple pharmacies concurrently and have overlapping opioid prescriptions appear to be at greater risk for opioid overdoses than others, according to a study. Patients who used four or more pharmacies and had three or more opioid prescriptions had an overdose rate of 26.3 per 1,000 person-years, compared with a rate of 4.3 per 1,000 person-years observed among those with neither condition.…

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report | News Brief

Nearly 20,000 physicians across 25 specialties responded to Medscape’s 2015 Compensation Survey. Check out our infographic!

The top three earners this year are Orthopedics (421k), Cardiology (376k), and Gastroenterology (370k). When compared with Medscape’s 2014 Compensation Report, Urology (344k) dropped from the #3 spot to the #7 spot.…

AKH CME: The Efficacy of Platelet Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

AKH CME: The Efficacy of Platelet Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis | News Brief

CME Credit: 1.0 hour activity

This continuing education activity will present the most recent evidence on the use of PRP in the treatment of knee OA and help learners determine if this treatment is safe and efficacious for their patients. …

Comparing Approaches to ACL Tears

Comparing Approaches to ACL Tears | Opinion Article

Value-based medicine has gained more attention in recent years, leading many providers and healthcare systems to focus on the cost effectiveness of services they offer. This focus is important in orthopedic surgery, where procedures like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have high costs but can also potentially improve quality of life and functional ability.…

Resistance Exercise for Knee OA

Resistance Exercise for Knee OA | Feature

Resistance exercise appears to be an important component of a comprehensive regimen for treating patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Developing effective resistance exercise programs can help offset the physical and psychological limitations associated with knee OA.

ACS 2014: Predicting Joint Replacement Outcomes | Feature

The Particulars: In most cases, eligibility for hip and knee replacement surgery has been based largely upon the patient’s biological age. Recent research suggests, however, that a patient’s level of frailty may be a reliable independent risk factor for adverse health outcomes.…

Anesthesiology 2014: Anesthesiologist-Led Care for TKA Patients | Feature

The Particulars: The high perioperative and postoperative costs associated with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) along with increasing demand from the aging United States population is placing greater financial strain on the healthcare system, according to recent data. A fast-tracking pathway for TKA may relieve some of this strain.…

Exploring the Rising Prevalence of Symptomatic Knee OA

Exploring the Rising Prevalence of Symptomatic Knee OA | Opinion Article

The prevalence of knee pain and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) appears to have increased substantially over a span of more than 20 years. As rates of knee OA increase, greater vigilance is needed for providing the most appropriate therapies to treat the condition.

Optimizing Patient Education in Knee Osteoarthritis Care

Optimizing Patient Education in Knee Osteoarthritis Care | Opinion Article

The goals of knee osteoarthritis (OA) treatment are to improve health-related quality of life and limit the progression of joint damage. “The optimal management of knee OA requires that patients be given a combination of non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments,” says Pekka Mooar, MD.…


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