• Unnecessary hip MRIs raised costs for patients with hip osteoarthritis

    Due to the cost unnecessary hip MRIs places on the patient population, referring physicians should not simultaneously order a radiograph and an MRI for hip pain, according to researchers. To identify the number of new patients with hip osteoarthritis who had an unnecessary MRI, the additional costs of these MRIs and the extrapolated cost to […]

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  • Obese patients had poorer outcomes, early revision after THA

    Patients who were obese and underwent total hip arthroplasty had lower Oxford Hip Scores at 6 months and an increased early revision rate compared with patients who had a lower body mass index, according to study results. Searching the New Zealand National Joint Registry, researchers retrieved data for 5,357 patients who had primary total hip […]

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