The use of opioids (narcotic pain medication), often prescribed for chronic musculoskeletal pain, has skyrocketed in recent years with 98 percent of the world’s opioid prescriptions filled in North America. Two research studies presented this week at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), link decreased opioid use prior to joint replacement surgery with improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, fewer complications, and a reduced need for post-surgical opioids.
Remote physical therapy for orthopedic surgery shows uptick in app use coincides with drop in MD visits
Total-knee replacement patients who used an app-based video physical therapy program progressed similarly to those who did their PT in person, according to a recent study. Lead author Dr. Stefano Bini, a professor of clinical […]
This week, citizens of the UK took the unprecedented step of voting to leave the EU. The results of the June 23 referendum shocked people and roiled financial markets around the world. But what might […]
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said yesterday that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a total knee tool for the Mako Surgical robot-assisted surgery platform it bought in 2013. Stryker now has Mako-compatible offerings for total […]