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American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Endorses Move that Puts Patients in the Driver’s Seat for Physical Therapy

AARP, which is more than 37-million members strong, is publicly supporting the tightening of restrictions on physician self-referral. In a letter addressed to Rep. Jackie Speier (D), dated December 11, 2014, AARP expressed its support of tighter physician self-referral restrictions by eliminating the in-office ancillary services exception. Under the Stark law, the exception is […]

People who Don’t Allow Hip or Groin Injuries to Heal, Risk Subsequent Hip or Groin Injuries

Athletes who injure the hip or groin, sustaining injuries like bone stress fractures and groin strains, are two to seven times more likely to injure the same area again, researchers found when they looked at a collection of studies on the topic. The researchers also found higher risks for hip and groin injuries among […]

At-home Exercises Help People Get Back to Independent Living after Hip Fractures

Every year, 250,000 Americans break a hip, often after a fall. The injury can be devastating. More than half of men and 40 percent of women will die or have to live in a long-term care facility within two years of a hip fracture. Even those who get through the hospital stay and rehabilitation […]

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 […]