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Parkwest Patient is Region’s First to Benefit from New “GPS” Technology

It’s the perfect pairing of technology and human intellect. Using precise measurements, surgeon Justin Kennon, MD, navigates a reverse total shoulder replacement using GPS technology. In this case, GPS stands for guided personalized surgery. Parkwest Medical Center and Dr. Kennon are the first hospital in East Tennessee to offer this new and advanced computer system that precisely guides surgeons during procedures.

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Cost analysis and complication profile of primary shoulder arthroplasty at a high-volume institution

Paralleling the increased utilization of shoulder arthroplasty, bundled-payment reimbursement is becoming increasingly common. An understanding of the costs of each element of care and detailed information on the frequency of and reasons for readmission and reoperation are keys to developing bundled-payment initiatives. The purpose of this study was to perform a comprehensive analysis of complications, readmission rates, and costs of primary shoulder arthroplasty at a high-volume institution.

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Primary reverse shoulder arthroplasty: how did medialized and glenoid-based lateralized style prostheses compare at 10 years?

The purpose of this study was to compare long-term outcomes, complications, and reoperation rates of primary reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) performed at a single institution using 2 implant designs: a Grammont medialized prosthesis (medialized [M] group) and a Frankle glenoid-based lateralized prosthesis (glenoid-lateralized [GL] group).

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Investing in Oak Ridge’s Healthcare

Many small towns and rural communities are facing a shortage of available healthcare services, but Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinic is working to bridge that gap. Their two clinics in Oak Ridge serve not only Oak Ridge, but the outlying areas as well.

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