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Medicare to “Unbundle” Postoperative Care by 2018

During a well-attended symposium on bundled payment initiatives for joint replacement at the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting, speakers shared enlightening pearls and pitfalls related to Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. 177 more words


Editorial: Fix wait times from within

The Wildrose’s guaranteed-wait-times-or-go-elsewhere solution is no solution at all. In fact, it’s just a thinly disguised ideological sop to two-tier medicine that promotes speeded-up health care for the rich on the public dime, rather than equal access for all, regardless of income. 399 more words


10 Questions to Ask if You’re Thinking About Joint Replacement

Your knees ache. It’s hard to climb the stairs or exercise. The pain in your hip seems to be getting worse. If your doctor says you’re a candidate for joint surgery, you probably have many questions that will determine your decision. 767 more words


Joint Replacement: A Chat With My Surgeon

While certainly not inevitable, joint replacement is a viable treatment option for many people with RA when the effects of joint damage is no longer being adequately managed by other means. 311 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ending a painful wait: Central intake system speeds hip, knee replacements (with video)

Marc Soulière couldn’t take it any more.

The 63-year-old Ottawa man had been dealing with knee problems for a decade, but in the space of a couple of weeks last August, the pain became intolerable. 1,069 more words

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Over the years Knee Joint replacement surgery has emerged as a safe and effective option for the treatment of arthritis. The patients suffering from severe knee pain because of arthritis expect a high quality of life with an enhanced and independent lifestyle after the surgery. 722 more words