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AAOS: Patients Aged ≥75 Years Report Better Pain Relief Than Younger Patients

Younger adults reported slightly worse pain, function, quality of life than late elder patients one year after TKA

AAOS: Implant Survivorship 99 Percent for Young Hip Arthroplasty Patients

Only 1 and 1.4 percent of patients younger than 65 years had revision and 90-day readmission, respectively; Black patients underwent revision more often than White patients

Surgeon Intuition Does Not Contribute to Prediction of Postsurgical Complications

Intuition model did not perform as well as that trained on National Surgical Quality Improvement Program clinical data

One in Seven Nonelderly Adults Have Past-Due Medical Debt

Of these individuals, nearly three-quarters owe some money to hospitals

Prior Authorization Increases Use of Health Care Resources, Physicians Say

Furthermore, vast majority of physicians report high administrative burden associated with prior authorization

AAOS: Demand for Arthroplasty to Outpace Surgeon Capacity

Number of joint replacements performed per surgeon could double by 2050 to meet projected demand

Source of Pathogen Infection in Four Hospitalized Patients Identified

Heavy mycobacterial growth identified in ice and water machine on the unit where the four cardiac surgery patients were admitted

Neoadjuvant, Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Resectable Melanoma

Event-free survival longer for those receiving neoadjuvant and adjuvant pembrolizumab versus adjuvant pembrolizumab only

Older Women Still at Risk for Cancer With BRCA1/2 Mutations

Risk reduction surgeries before age 50 years substantially cut later cancer risk for those with genetic risk

Most Men Undergoing Outpatient Urethral Surgery Use No More Than Five Opioid Tablets

Preoperative opioid use was the only predictor of higher postoperative opioid use