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Clarification About the Benefits of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

An article appearing in the September 11 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine is making headlines with its findings that arthroscopic lavage and debridement of osteoarthritic knee cartilage may have no significant benefit for the patient. While the new data may cause orthopaedic surgeons to reassess these particular procedures, some headlines and reporting have also seemed to imply that all arthroscopic knee procedures are ineffective. This is mistaken, and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association would like to correct this misperception.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 13:12
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2009 04:01
National Standards Committee Report on Orthopaedic Clinical Assistants in Manitoba

The Canadian population is severely under-served by orthopaedic services while experiencing the longest waiting times of any specialty for elective consultation and surgery. Resource restrictions further exacerbate this problem. The University of Manitoba Joint Replacement Group (UMJRG) at Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba has met these challenges by adopting the physician assistant model. Known as clinical assistants (CA) in Manitoba, CAs have been practicing since 2003.

This study of physician assistants working in a busy Canadian joint replacement practice demonstrates that physician assistants integrate well into the care team and can increase surgical volumes to reduce wait times cost effectively while providing a large amount of value added service.

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 August 2007 08:36
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