In a recent propensity matched analysis, patients who opted for surgery experienced superior outcomes compared with patients who decided to try non-operative management first.
Source: Podiatry Today
Can a percutaneous, extra-articular distal first ray osteotomy have an impact for mild and moderate bunion deformities? A recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery involving 217 feet (including 28 simultaneous bilateral cases) says this technique facilitates immediate postoperative weightbearing, minimal complications, reproducible results and application toward both the intermetatarsal and hallux abductus angles.
Source: Verywell Health
A biceps tendon injury is a tear or rupture of connective tissue that connects the biceps muscle of the upper arm to bones at either the shoulder (proximal tendon) or elbow (distal tendon). Proximal tears are more common than distal tears and usually are the the result of chronic overuse or an acute injury, such as a direct blow to the shoulder or falling onto an outstretched arm.
If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once.
Source: Orthopedics This Week
To better understand the complication risks after elbow arthroscopy, in the study“Complication of Elbow Arthroscopy in a Community-Based Practice,” researchers analyzed outcomes at a large community practice with multiple surgeons.
It's important to make sure you're sleeping in the right position that will help you get enough quality sleep each night.
Because Medicare doesn’t typically cover elective surgeries, you may be concerned that you’ll have to live with pain or pay for the surgery out of pocket. But Medicare will, in fact, pay for a portion of the costs if your doctor states that shoulder replacement surgery is medically necessary in your specific case.