Cedars-Sinai Again Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. Hospitals

Cedars-Sinai has been named to the Honor Roll for the ninth consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2024-25” rankings.

New Device Inspired by Python Teeth Doubles Strength of Rotator Cuff Repairs

Columbia University researchers have developed a python-tooth-inspired device as a supplement to current rotator cuff suture repair, and found that it nearly doubled repair strength. Their biomimetic approach following the design of python teeth helps to reattach tendons to bone more securely. The device not only augments the strength of the repair but can also be customized to the patient.

Age, sex, race among top risk factors for revision knee surgery

Patients who are younger than about 40, male, or Black are among those most at risk for revision surgery after having had a total knee replacement, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The study, published in the Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, was the first to explore relationships among risk factors for revision after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

UTHealth Houston student shares key takeaways from clinical rotation with Houston Texans

After a rare view inside the world of professional sports and orthopedic medicine through a clinical rotation with the Houston Texans this summer, Analisa Narro, a fourth-year student with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, brought back key lessons from the enriching experience.

Baylor Scott & White Health Again the Most-Awarded Health System in Texas for Clinical Care and Patient Experience

Baylor Scott & White Health once again leads the state of Texas in the number of accolades earned in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals, released today. A total of 26 Baylor Scott & White hospitals were recognized, including four facilities with a nationally ranked specialty – more than any other health system in Texas.

Baylor Scott & White Health Again the Most-Awarded Not-for-Profit Health System in Texas for Clinical Care and Patient Experience

Baylor Scott & White Health once again leads the state of Texas in the number of accolades earned in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals, released today. A total of 26 Baylor Scott & White hospitals were recognized, including four facilities with a nationally ranked specialty – more than any other health system in Texas.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marks A Decade as One of the Nation’s Best

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll for the 10th consecutive year. The Honor Roll is a top distinction awarded to only 10 children’s hospitals nationwide recognized by U.S. News as the “Best of the Best.” Nationwide Children’s is ranked sixth on the 2023-24 Honor Roll list.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: מחלקת רפואת הילדים הטובה ביותר בקליפורניה ובאזור הפאסיפי של ארצות הברית.

CHLA הוא שוב המס’ 1 בבית החולים לילדים במדינת הבית שלו בלוס אנג’לס ובאזור הפאסיפי של ארצות הברית – אזור שכולל את כל המדינות לאורך החוף המערבי, כולל הוואי. CHLA טיפס גם למס’ 7 בסך הכל בפריסה ארצית ברשימת הכבוד של בתי החולים הטובים ביותר לילדיםהשנה, תקן הזהב של היעדים המובילים לטיפול בילדים, והוא מדורג ארצית בכל 10 תת-ההתמחויות לרפואת ילדים שהוערכו – כולל מס’ 2 בארצות הברית עבור אורתופדיה, מס’ 3 עבור סרטן ומס’ 5 בגסטרואנטרולוגיה וכירורגיה של מערכת העיכול

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles:美国加州和太平洋地区最佳的儿科医疗机构 《新闻与世界报道》(U.S. News & World Report) 将 CHLA 和美国第二大骨科医院和第三大癌症护理医院并列为全国顶级儿童医院

CHLA 再次在其家乡加利福尼亚州和美国太平洋地区(该地区包括西海岸的所有州,如夏威夷)荣登最优秀儿童医院之列。此外,CHLA 在今年的全国最佳儿童医院荣誉榜也上升到第 7 位,该榜单是衡量儿科护理领先目的地的黄金标准,CHLA 在所有 10 个儿科亚专科的全国排名都名列前茅 — 包括美国骨科排名第二,癌症科排名第三,胃肠外科排名第五。

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: La Mejor Atención Pediátrica en California y la Región del Pacífico de los EE.UU.

CHLA vuelve a ser el hospital pediátrico Nro. 1 en su estado natal de California y en el Pacífico de los Estados Unidos, una región que incluye todos los estados a lo largo de la Costa Oeste, incluido Hawái. CHLA también ascendió al Nro. 7 en general a nivel nacional en el Cuadro de Honor de los Mejores Hospitales Infantiles de este año, el estándar de oro de los principales destinos para la atención pediátrica, y está clasificado a nivel nacional en las 10 subespecialidades pediátricas evaluadas, incluido el Nro. 2 en los EE. UU. en ortopedia, Nro. 3 en cáncer y Nro. 5 en gastroenterología y cirugía GI.

Injury Prevention Tips from UC San Diego Health Experts during National Basketball Tournament

While many are tuning in to watch the NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament this weekend, cheering on their favorite team to win, accepting an unexpected loss or even inspired to hit the basketball court themselves, experts from UC San…

Patient-reported outcome measures: Routinely collected, but rarely used in clinical care

Even when patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are successfully incorporated into electronic health records (EHRs), these patient-centered data are infrequently accessed by members of clinical care teams, suggests a study in the November/December issue of American Journal of Medical Quality (AJMQ), official journal of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Cedars-Sinai Ranked #2 Hospital in Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Cedars-Sinai has been named the #2 hospital in the nation and #1 in California in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2022-23” rankings.

UC San Diego Health Ranks #1 Regionally by U.S. News & World Report

UC San Diego Health top ranked in 10 medical and surgical specialties, among the nation’s best.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: The Best Care for Kids in California and the West Coast

U.S. News has again ranked CHLA as the top children’s hospital in California and in the survey’s Pacific U.S. region—which encompasses Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. CHLA also made the publication’s annual Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals for the 14th consecutive year—every year since its inception—finishing No. 8 in the United States in this showcase of the nation’s leading destinations for pediatric medical care.

On a mission: U-M orthopaedic surgeons look to expand program abroad

Each year, a team from University of Michigan Health’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery travel to the Dominican Republic for a medical mission, where the operate on local patients at an under-resourced hospital. Ahead of another mission, leaders are looking to grow the program by adding more trips and resources, as well as partnering with more institutions.

UCI biomedical engineers spotlight disparities in knee and jaw joint treatments

Irvine, Calif., May 5, 2021 – If you haven’t had knee surgery, you may have a friend or relative who has. But do you know anyone who has had an operation on their jaw? Although the temporomandibular joint is crucial to speaking, chewing and even breathing, treatments for TMJ disorders are far less common than those for the knee.

Radioactive bone cement found to be safer in treating spinal tumors

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 16, 2021 — A radioactive bone cement that’s injected into bone to provide support and local irradiation is proving to be a safer alternative to conventional radiation therapy for bone tumors, according to a study led by University of California, Irvine researchers. The study shows that this brachytherapy cement can be placed into spinal bones to directly irradiate tumors without harming the spinal cord, and the radioactive material will stay localized in the bones, which promises to virtually eliminate side effects.

LAST CALL to enter the MORE Awards!

The AAOS invites journalists and print, online and broadcast news outlets to submit content to be considered for the 2021 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards. Established in 2006, the MORE Awards is a prestigious honor in musculoskeletal healthcare journalism in the United States. Deadline for entry is Friday, January 22! Entry is FREE.

AAOS Advances Biologics Initiative with Innovative Dashboard

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) continues to demonstrate its commitment to advancing the quality of musculoskeletal care in a fully transparent and scientific way. Debuting today as a new member benefit, the AAOS Biologics Dashboard is a dynamic online tool designed to help orthopaedic surgeons navigate the approval status of biologic-based interventions. The development of the AAOS Biologics Dashboard is just one of several efforts within the Academy’s Biologics Initiative that offers evidence-based guidance to the musculoskeletal health community. An additional effort is the revision of two biologics-related position statements, recently approved by the AAOS Board of Directors.

University of Miami Health System researchers publish overview of evidence that COVID-19’s impact affects much more than the lungs

Studies suggest COVID-19 patients may at first present with atypical neurologic, gastrointestinal, cardiac and musculoskeletal imaging findings, which are more likely to go undiagnosed, according to the paper “Clinical Characteristics and Multisystem Imaging Findings of COVID-19: An Overview for Orthopedic Surgeons,” published August 17 in HHS Journal: the musculoskeletal journal of Hospital for Special Surgery.

UC San Diego Health Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report

UC San Diego Health is ranked first in San Diego and sixth in California, placing it among the nation’s best hospitals, according to the 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report. Eight common procedures and conditions were also rated “high performing.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Awards and Appointments

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces its most recent awards and appointments for the institution’s physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff.

Bundled Payments Have Not Led to ‘Cherry-Picking’ of Patients for Joint Replacement Surgery

A pilot program introducing bundled payments for hip and knee replacement (HKR) in Medicare patients hasn’t led hospitals to “cherry-pick” healthier patients at lower risk of complications, reports a study in the February 19, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Techniques Lead to Faster Recovery at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn

Joshua C. Rozell, MD, specializes in advanced hip and knee replacement techniques at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn that include minimally invasive anterior approach hip replacement, computer-navigated and robotic knee replacements, and outpatient joint replacement surgery.

Mount Sinai Ranked Among the Top in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

The Hospital was ranked No. 14 nationally, up four spots from last year. Eight departments within the Hospital were ranked among the top 20 nationally in their specialties, up from five last year