Items Tagged ‘knee replacements’

January 3, 2013

Mayo Clinic & Florida Blue Enter Into Bundled Payments for Knee Surgery

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic recently announced a new bundled payment program for knee replacements. Primary procedures in the package include all related surgical procedures as part of the knee replacement, anesthesia services, drugs administered during the procedure, imaging services, surgical supply costs, discharge planning, nurse care and office visits. The partnership took affect on Dec. 15, […]

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Tags: Becker’s Hospital Review, bundled payment, Florida Blue, knee replacements


March 22, 2010

Orthopedic surgeons weigh in on joint care

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… Some of the top minds and hands at repairing the damage met recently in New Orleans to share what they know about hips, knees, ankles and replacement parts…Another study, by a team from the Mayo Clinic, noted that younger patients are the growth pool for knee replacements…   “We’re going to be seeing younger […]

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Tags: knee replacements, orthopedic surgery


March 16, 2010

Knee-replacement patients are becoming younger, more diverse, researchers find

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

The typical knee-replacement patient is still a white retiree. But researchers have found a trend toward younger, more diverse patients having the surgery…   Rafael Sierra, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and senior author on the study, pointed out in a statement that “total knee replacement is becoming a more established procedure.” He added, “We’re […]

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Tags: Dr. Rafael Sierra, knee replacements


March 15, 2010

High-Impact Sports Might Not Harm Knee Replacements

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Patients who get a total knee replacement are usually advised to avoid high-impact sports to preserve their new body part. But a new study suggests sport participation is not only safe — it may even help people gain better knee function.   ”Initially, we though high-impact sports were terrible for the prosthesis,” said Dr. Sebastien […]

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Tags: Dr. Sebastien Parratte, knee replacements


January 15, 2010

With two new knees, my exercise advice

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

USA Today Founder, Joint surgery has become common for those who are restricted in exercising, walking or working…   But about 10 years ago at age 75, the regular running — on streets, sidewalks, running paths or even sandy beaches — started becoming painful. So I switched to a treadmill, later an elliptical trainer and […]

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Tags: exercise, knee replacements


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