Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon based in Miami, FL (read about “Badia Hand to Shoulder Center“). Learn what are the most common Hand & Wrist problems, and treatments of hand and wrist injuries in athletes. Consultations may be scheduled via phone by calling (305)227-4263 or internet by completing this online form.
Neuro Muscular - Accelerated Recovery PerformanceNeuro Muscular Therapy Accelerated Recovery PerformanceNeuro Muscular Therapy treatments work on the principle that joint problems, tears, sprains, fractures, or repetitive task injuries are caused by muscles not properly absorbing force. This energy is transferred to tissue not intended to accept the force. We find the muscles that are [...]
Re the Nov. 25 In Response letter on how managed care destroys medicine: Although physicians, and now the public, accept that managed care has been detrimental to the quality and cost of American medicine, Robert D. Brown makes certain assumptions that are groundless and hence undermines his argument that the current liability crisis has nothing to do with our tort system. He seems [...]
How expensive is repetitive-stress injury really? Letter to the Editor published on The Miami Herald on Monday, April, 2002 IN RESPONSE - It is encouraging to see that science finally has exerted its influence upon the U.S. Labor Department's recent ruling to encourage, not force, businesses to make work-place changes to avoid repetitive-stress injuries (Businesses urged to trim [...]
Surgeons in U.S. and Europe treating more basal thumb OA cases using Artelon(R) technology CHICAGO, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBI) reported that annual sales in the U.S. and Europe of its biodegradable Artelon(R) Spacer CMC-I exceeded 500 units used in treating osteoarthritis (OA) at the base of the thumb. The condition particularly affects as many as one-in-four [...]
1. New CMS ASC payment system has generally increased orthopedic reimbursements. The transition to the new CMS ASC payment system, which pays centers at a percentage of HOPD rates, has increased the reimbursement rates of most orthopedic procedures, says Jay Rom, president of Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. The system, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2008, and was designed to be [...]
The date is nearing for voters in four states to weigh in on liability reform Photo:This week in an AMA National House Call, AMA President John C. Nelson, MD, MPH (right) and Wyoming Medical Society President Rob Monger, MD, spoke on "Cheyenne Today" radio program. On Nov. 2, voters in Oregon, Florida, Nevada and Wyoming will consider ballot initiatives to reform [...]