Using Orthopedic Surgery to Get Back Control of Your Life
More people today are in need of orthopedic surgery for various reasons. According to statistics from the American Joint Replacement Registry, orthopedic surgeries are expected to reach 6.6 million by 2020. This increase corresponds both to growth in the ageing population and increased access to information. If you or a loved one is suffering from bone and joint system problems, it is time to approach an orthopedic surgeon to find out how the advances in this field can help regain control of your body.
Big Data May Change How Orthopedists Are Paid
In the last 20 years, big data have become increasingly important in orthopedics. This field began with the development of orthopedic registries in Europe and expanded to include multiple musculoskeletal registries and databases worldwide that contain data on the outcomes of total joint replacement, ligament reconstruction, spine surgery and the incidence of trauma, among information that pertains to a host of other orthopedic procedures.
What Challenges Have You Seen or Do You Foresee in Combining, Drawing Conclusions from Large Administrative Databases?
Health care has seen an explosion of information that is approaching the order of yottabytes (1,024 gigabytes). Although randomized controlled trials are the only true way to establish causation, the use of observational big data can be less expensive, can evaluate the heterogeneity of treatment effect and can give feedback about ongoing processes.
7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Thursday - March 16, 2017
30 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for March
Here are 30 healthcare updates from the past month for ASC leaders to note:Continue Reading
Dick Beardsley, 61 and Minus Two Knees, Runs Faster Than You
Dick Beardsley is out in front again. More than 30 years ago, the now 61-year-old legendary runner podiumed at storied, high-profile marathons and qualified twice to run in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials. Continue Reading
American Joint Replacement Registry Partners with Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
The American Joint Replacement Registry and Ambulatory Surgery Center Association announced a partnership to encourage ambulatory surgery centers to participate in the registry.
In the News: AJRR Hits 1 Million Procedures
Good news! Just this week the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) announced that it reached its one millionth hip and knee procedure.
Orthopedic Surgeons Should Advocate More, Come Together
SAN DIEGO -- Orthopedic surgeons should be more active in advocating for professional causes and come together as a larger, more efficient force, said incoming American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board president William Maloney, MD, at his introductory speech.
William J. Maloney, MD, Takes the Helm
In delivering his address yesterday as incoming president at the 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting, William J. Maloney, MD, spoke to the AAOS membership about the challenges the Academy and the profession must address as orthopaedic surgeons navigate what he called today’s “disruptive times in health care.”
Value of Arthroplasty Registries Recognized
Each year, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) recognizes outstanding clinical research related directly to musculoskeletal disease or injury through the OREF Clinical Research Award.
AJRR Reaches 1M Data Milestone - 5 Key Points
Rosemont, Ill.-based American Joint Replacement Registry announced it has collected 1 million samples of hip and knee procedure data.