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What Factors Are Linked to Prolonged Opioid Use after Knee Arthroscopy?

Peter Pollack
Information from a paper presented at the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting may help identify patients who would benefit from multimodal pain management strategies to minimize opioid use.

ASCs and Hospitals Yield Similar Outcomes for Treatment of Supracondylar Humerus Fractures

Terry Stanton
A study of pediatric patients treated surgically for supracondylar humerus fractures found that those who were treated in an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) received care that was as safe, faster, and more cost-effective than those treated in a children’s hospital.

Nonopioid Pain Management Is Effective in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients

Maureen Leahy
An opioid-free, multimodal pain management pathway is a safe and effective option in properly selected patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), according to data presented by Daniel Leas, MD, at the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting.

Dupuytren Contracture Management Update

Stephanuie Russo, MD, PHD, and C. Liam Dwyer, MD
Dupuytren disease affects approximately 4 to 6 percent of the U.S. population. It is much more common in males than females, and prevalence increases with age. Despite centuries of management, however, no universal guidelines have been accepted for treatment of Dupuytren contracture. In this article, the authors provide an overview of the current treatment options for the disease.

AAOS Announces New Partnership with American Corporate Partners

John J. McGraw, MD, and Elizabeth Fassbender, Esq.
AAOS is pleased to announce it has partnered with national nonprofit organization American Corporate Partners to provide career guidance to returning military veterans as they transition back into civilian life.