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Dec 19, 2017 | Selena Horner

The 2018 Medicare Therapy Cap Trickle Effect

Many professional organizations and associations were proactive in addressing a very large problem targeted to go into motion in 2018. Two bills were introduced in February 2017. H.R. 807 Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 and S. 253 Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017. My feelings are very strong about what has happened with these bills.

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Nov 29, 2017 | Selena Horner

Does Obesity Affect Recovery from Total Knee Replacement?

A recent study looks at the difference in outcomes between various body mass indices. In this study, only 19% of subjects were of normal weight with the rest being overweight. 

In my area, I have heard that surgeons refuse to perform joint arthroplasties if a person is obese. The reason stated is because the outcomes will not be satisfactory.  This study has me pause and wonder.

Below you will find a quick view of the abstract. 

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Nov 06, 2017 | Selena Horner

Which Approach is Better for Frozen Shoulder?

No, frozen shoulders are not cold.... 'tis getting close to the winter season and I have snow on the brain.

Of all the types of problems patients may have, I have the most difficult time treating a patient who has adhesive capsulitis. I can see the pain they are experiencing when I look into their eyes as they perform various activities in the clinic. I found this abstract interesting because it focused on patients being active. The downside: it only looked at 10 days of therapy and then 3 months later. I'm not quite sure if the improvement between the two groups was clinically relevant.

Below you will find a quick view of the abstract. 

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