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Acute vs. Chronic Pain, and how to treat them differently

Pain should be on the radar of every health care provider, as it affects more Americans “than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined," according to the American Academy of Pain…
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Extend Pain Relief

Extend the reach of pain relief COOLIEF* Cooled RF: New Ultrasound Guided Technique for OA Knee Pain UP TO 12 months of pain relief. Contact a sales rep today to…
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How Value-Based Care is Changing Reimbursement

HOW VALUE-BASED CARE IS CHANGING REIMBURSEMENT Healthcare is in the process of a major shift in how patient care will be delivered, and how it will be reimbursed. The old…
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Strategies to Keep your Patients from Forming a Deadly Addiction to Opioids after Surgery

Did you know the chances of opioid dependence can begin within just three days of initial opioid use? Even a one-day opioid prescription poses a 6 percent risk of long-term…
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Primary Care Physicians May Be Chronic Pain Patients’ First Resource

Primary Care Physicians May Be Chronic Pain Patients' First Resource The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines chronic pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated…
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Besides Addiction, Opioids Have Lots of Negative Side Effects

Besides Addiction, Opioids Have Lots of Negative Side Effects According to the Mayo Clinic, an estimated 5 to 8 million Americans use opioids for chronic pain. That’s a lot of…
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The Value of Shared Decision-Making in the Management of Chronic Pain

The Value of Shared Decision-Making in the Management of Chronic Pain The management of chronic pain often relies heavily on physician-directed treatment decisions, rather than shared decision-making and patient participation.…
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How Setting Appropriate Expectations May Play a Role in Patient Outcomes

Patient expectations can be a difficult concept to quantify -- but setting appropriate expectations plays an important role in patient outcomes, especially overall patient satisfaction with their surgical experience. However,…
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Why Such a Big Gap in Osteoarthritis Knee Treatment?

Managing OA knee pain can be a challenge with today's limited treatment algorithm, as injections and medications only provide short-term relief. The Guide to New OA Knee Pain Management Solutions explores a…
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Why Look for Alternative Treatment for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

The average candidate for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee is 55 years old.1 Comparatively, those suffering from the pain of osteoarthritis of the hip are, on average, older than…
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Why Non Opioid Pain Medicine is More Important than Ever

Opioids have traditionally played an important role in pain management for patients after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, in light of the growing opioid epidemic, researchers are taking a harder…
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How to Increase Patient Satisfaction by Setting Realistic Expectations

A 44-year-old active woman has just been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis by her physician. Tearyeyed,she doesn’t really comprehend what her condition entails and is convinced that after her total knee…
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