Study: More frequent reporting after hip, knee surgeries improves outcomes
Sep 06, 2023
People who had hip and knee replacements and reported on outcomes had a “small improvement” over traditional post-surgery care, a study shows.
Also in the News for Monday, June 5
Jun 05, 2023
Continued success of joint replacement model powered by institutional post-acute care reductions: CMS … CareTrust REIT adds new West Coast SNF operator … AHCA/NCAL names latest round of Bronze Quality...
Let’s talk about joints
Jean Wendland Porter
Nov 15, 2022
As a Physical Therapist for several years (and even several decades), I’ve participated in rehabilitating a lot of joints. Some shoulders, a few elbows, some hips, and lots and lots of knees. Our job...
Clinical briefs for Monday, May 17
May 17, 2021
$7.4B set to bolster healthcare workforce to fight COVID-19, prepare for future epidemics …Vaccination rates relatively high for older adults, but lag in some areas … Healthier heart links to better...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Dec. 22
Dec 22, 2020
FDA approves first oral hormone therapy for advanced prostate cancer … Remote monitoring leads to fourfold decline in hospital return after joint surgery … Scientists search for culprit behind allergic...
Opioids still overprescribed in the ‘real world’ of joint replacement: study
Jul 31, 2020
There’s an upward trend in opioid prescriptions after joint replacement surgery, despite limited effectiveness and against federal, state and payer advice, researchers say.
Also in the News for Wednesday, April 4
Apr 04, 2018
Baby boomers putting pressure on hips, knees and facilities that replace them … Memory training needs to target specific difficulties to be effective, study suggests … State investigation into...
Study: Inpatient rehab not needed for patients living alone after joint replacement
Jan 22, 2018
A new study undermines the idea that patients who live alone need inpatient rehabilitation care after knee or hip replacement surgery.
Shoulder soreness linked to heart disease
Jan 03, 2017
Lifting nursing home residents may lead to staff blaming their shoulder soreness on physical strain. But a new study indicates shoulder joint pain symptoms may be linked to cardiovascular problems.
Uniform data collection key for SNF cost containment
Oct 09, 2015
When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in July that it was implementing a system of bundled payments for knee and hip operations in 75 geographic areas of the country, it prompted...