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A 10-minute procedure to remove a little more tissue during a partial mastectomy could spare thousands of breast cancer patients a second surgery but and also cut costs by as much as $750 per patient,...
(Reuters Health) – Older black men who have surgery for prostate cancer may have more complications and pay higher out-of-pocket costs than white men, a U.S. study suggests.
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Poor kidney function prior to heart surgery can lead to worse outcomes, higher surgical costs, and a longer hospital stay, according to an article posted online today by The...
The parental drive to protect your child is passionate, and learning that your child needs surgery is jarring at best and terrifying at worst. As her guardian and provider, your instinct is to preve...
How much does spinal fusion surgery cost? The answer depends on what part of the country you live in, reports a study. The researchers analyzed 2012 Medicare data on the costs of two common types of s...
(HealthDay)—Gastric bypass surgery may save health care dollars down the road, a new study suggests. The findings were scheduled to be presented at ObesityWeek 2015, a meeting hosted by the American...
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This study adds to "accumulating evidence [that] indicates that the benefit of bariatric surgery might be much greater for obese patients with diabetes than without diabetes," an expert ...
Complex fracture dislocations of the wrist often result in posttraumatic arthrosis. In trying to avoid total arthrodesis, alternative treatment strategies have been investigated. For this purpose, we ...
Proximal row carpectomy (PRC) has earned a respected place in the hand surgeon's armamentarium. Prerequisites for the standard PRC are good cartilage on the proximal pole of capitate and in the lunate...
Intramedullary pin fixation is a common total wrist fusion technique, particularly for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. However, appropriate alignment of the proximal carpal row on the carpus can b...
Surgical costs are influenced by perioperative care, readmissions, and further therapies. We aimed to characterize costs in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery in the United States.
Value has become the buzzword of contemporaneous health care reform. Value is defined as outcomes relative to costs. Orthopaedic surgery has come under increasing scrutiny due to high procedural costs...