orthopedics

Three ways integration focuses on customersHere are three ways HealthPartners’ health plan and care delivery system work together to save customers time and money and improve their experience.
Developmental dysplasia of the hipDevelopmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) refers to a spectrum of abnormalities that range in severity from mild instability to frank dislocation. The vast majority of clinical and anatomic hip abnormalities identified in early infancy resolve spontaneously. Left untreated, however, a hip that is persistently unstable and anatomically abnormal can lead to functional limitations, pain, and premature degenerative changes.
Will Trump administration welcome CMS’ mandatory cardiac bundle?HHS secretary nominee Tom Price has voiced opposition to bundled payments. One expert talks about mandatory and the possibility of voluntary bundled payments.
How bundled payments really do workOne study shows that the way Medicare is paying for joint replacements is saving millions of dollars annually and keeping patients satisfied, too.
Limp raises suspicion for juvenile arthritisThere are a number of entities to consider in the differential diagnosis when a child presents with a limp, including autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, infection, and cancer. Here's why juvenile arthritis is high on the list.
ORTHOPEDICS: More hip dysplasia questions than answersWith heated debate surrounding the very definition of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), said Brian A Shaw, MD, this topic yields more unanswered questions today than it did over a decade ago.
More pearls from the trenchesIn my many years as a pediatrician, I have identified a number of “pearls,” or words of wisdom, that can help in the clinical setting.
Spina bifida: Top 10 things for physicians to knowThe pediatrician's role is to support both the child with spina bifida and the family as they come to terms with this chronic illness. This article presents the 10 actions that are most important in preparing for and caring for a child with this complex health need.
Which cases of in-toeing require referral?Primary care physicians can manage the vast majority of children with in-toeing disorders. Only a few require casting or surgery, but be careful because about 15% actually have another diagnosis, according to a recent study.