Cross-Sectional Survey Results on Mental Health Among Orthopedic Surgery Residents Across North America
With recent increasing rates of medical student and physician suicide, there has been a focus on examining depression in medical providers and trainees, particularly surgical residents. However, there is a paucity of data speciﬁc to orthopedic surgery. Our goal was to evaluate the mental health status of current trainees across North America in order to determine whether or not there were speciﬁc demographic or program characteristics correlated with improved mental health scores.
Insurance status affects access to physical therapy following rotator cuff repair surgery: A comparison of privately insured and Medicaid patients
Rotator cuff repair (RCR) is an effective procedure to relieve shoulder pain and dysfunction. Postoperative physical therapy (PT) plays an integral role in the overall success of RCR.
There is limited literature available about educational satisfaction and fellowship selection among orthopaedic surgery residents. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that influence resident subspecialty career choice, fellowship selection, and satisfaction with orthopaedic training programs.
Epidemiology and Perioperative Complications in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease After Orthopaedic Surgery
Introduction: Surgical management of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) poses a unique challenge to orthopaedic surgeons due to increased operative and perioperative risk. Studies evaluating perioperative complications among patients with SCD undergoing orthopaedic surgery have been limited. We sought to review the clinical characteristics and perioperative complications in our patients with SCD who required orthopaedic surgery.
Introduction: Previous studies have examined the relationship between total hip arthroplasty (THA) and insurance status in small cohorts. This study evaluates the effect of patient insurance status on complications after primary elective THA using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample.
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) assess a patient’s perspective of health, function, and quality of life associated with health conditions and medical interventions. Health-care value is the ratio of health outcomes achieved relative to the total cost of care for a medical condition. Common PRO designs assess general quality of life, system or region-specific conditions, disease-specific conditions, or mixed outcome measure...
Total joint replacement is projected to become the most common elective surgical procedure in the United States in the coming decade. The prevalence of total hip arthroplasty in the U.S. in 2010 was 0.8% of the entire population, which equates to 2.5 million individuals 1. Recent innovations in joint replacement surgery include minimally invasive techniques, computer-assisted surgery, advanced rehabilitation protocols...
Fluoroscopic imaging overestimates the screw tip to subchondral bone distance in a cadaveric model of slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Purpose Intra-operative imaging plays a key role in screw placement for slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). Complications have been associated with inadequate screw position. The purpose of this study was to evaluate computed tomography (CT) (3D fluoroscopy) and standard fluoroscopy (C-arm) images as compared with direct...
The North American Traveling Fellowship (NATF) is one of the flagship tours of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). NATF is geared toward advancing the careers of young orthopaedic surgeons through the promotion of clinical, scientific, and social exchange. The 2015 tour had a major emphasis on the development...
The treatments of avascular osteonecrosis (AVN) include both conservative and surgical methods which are dependent on the stage and progression of the disease. The vasoactive- prostaglandin-analogue iloprost (PGI2) has been utilized in several areas of medicine and recently has been used for the treatment of AVN.