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Five Common Tests, Procedures Orthopedic Patients Should Question

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has provided its list of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” for the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign.

The Choosing Wisely campaign encourages medical organizations from all specialties to submit information about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary or might even cause harm. These lists […]

Pain Is Most Common Reason for Doctor Visits; Yet, Few Doctors Have Adequate Training to Effectively Treat Chronic Pain

Pain is the most common reason people go to their physicians. Ironically, few physicians have received adequate training to help patients who suffer from chronic pain, according to an article published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association.

An estimated 100 million people in the United States are living with chronic pain. A 2011 […]

Physical Therapists Back Legislation to Advance Rehabilitation Research

If signed into law, The Rehabilitation Improvement Act (S. 1027) would help advance rehabilitation research within the government’s National Institutes of Health. The American Physical Therapy Association, which is the national association representing physical therapists in the U.S., supports the Act’s introduction.

This new legislation, introduced by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Sen. Tim […]

Hip and Knee Replacement Outcomes Better when Surgeons Use Regional Anesthesia

People undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgeries are at a lower risk for complications if they have regional, versus general, anesthesia, according to a new study.

While it’s not as commonly used as general anesthesia during joint replacement surgery, neuraxial anesthesia, also known as spinal or epidural anesthesia, involves injecting medication into […]