AAOS Now, June 2018
‘Tap Test’ May Offer Simple Method for Detecting Intraoperative Syndesmotic Instability
Astudy that evaluated a novel intraoperative test for syndesmotic instability of the ankle involving use of a 3.5 mm blunt cortical tap found the technique served as a “simple, reliable, and accurate tool for diagnosis of coronal syndesmotic instability.” Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD, offered that characterization as he presented the results of a cadaveric investigation during the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society 2018 Specialty Day.
Experts Offer Suggestions to Manage Transition to Value-based Care
According to Dr. Bozic, delivering better value to patients first requires reorganizing the delivery system around the patient, then honing a strategy for measuring value (outcomes and cost), and finally, optimizing the payment model. The goal, he said, is to “deliver the greatest amount of health we can to patients in a way that reduces the cost of care over time.”