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Does Medicaid Insurance Confer Adequate Access to Adult Orthopaedic Care in the Era of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?

Background A current appraisal of access to orthopaedic care for the adult patient receiving Medicaid is important, since Medicaid expansion was written into law by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Questions/Purposes (1) Do orthopaedic practices provide varying access to orthopaedic care for simulated patients with Medicaid insurance versus private...

Ultrasound as a First-line Test in the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis

Background The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommends that surgeons obtain a confirmatory test in patients for whom carpal tunnel surgery is being considered. The AAOS, however, does not specify a preferred test. Ultrasound reportedly causes less patient discomfort and takes less time to perform, while maintaining comparable sensitivity and specificity to...

Is Neuraxial Anesthesia Safe in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection?

Background There is concern that neuraxial anesthesia in patients undergoing surgery for treatment of a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) may increase the risk of having a central nervous system infection develop. However, the available data on this topic are limited and contradictory. Questions/purposes We wished to determine whether neuraxial anesthesia (1) is associated...

Jewell Osterholm: Sharing Fifty Years of Insight

Jewell L. Osterholm was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery in 1974, and left the Chairmanship in 1994. Recently, he gave a series of workshops on performing neurological examinations. These workshops are being archived on DVD so future residents can benefit from Dr. Osterholm’s training. The emphasis is on interviewing and observing the patient...

Jewell Osterholm: Sharing Fifty Years of Insight

Jewell L. Osterholm was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery in 1974, and left the Chairmanship in 1994. Recently, he gave a series of workshops on performing neurological examinations. These workshops are being archived on DVD so future residents can benefit from Dr. Osterholm’s training. The emphasis is on interviewing and observing the patient...