Tag: joint

1. In this cross-sectional study conducted at a large health care system in San Antonio, TX, bundled payments for joint replacement procedures were associated with both hospital savings and reduced Medicare payments. 2. Decreases in post-acute care spending only occurred if it was included in the payment bundles. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. Bariatric surgery was associated with clinically significant improvements in bodily pain, physical function, joint pain, and joint function at 1 year post-surgery. 2. Although bodily pain and physical function declined between post-surgery year 1 and 3, the rates remained improved when compared to each patient’s baseline function prior to...
Image: PD  1. In patients who underwent open carpal tunnel release (OCTR), 74% reported complete symptom resolution at 10 year follow-up. 2. At 10 year follow-up, 88% of patients were completely satisfied or very satisfied with the surgery.  Study Rundown:  Strong functional, symptom, and satisfaction scores at 10 year follow-up demonstrate both...