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Improved hospital performance on CMS quality metrics positively correlated with TJR volume

June 22, 2017

positive correlation between total joint replacement volumes and the overall hospital quality and the total joint replacement volumes and the value-based purchasing performance.

Using the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database, researchers analyzed data on total New York State hospital discharges for total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty from 2013 to 2015. Investigators then compared data to information from Hospital Compare, part of the CMS Health Quality Initiative on hospital-acquired conditions, excess readmissions and value-based purchasing. 123 hospitals in New York had participated in the three Medicare pay-for-performance programs that had performed total joint replacements.

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ConforMIS receives FDA 510(k) clearance for new hip replacement system

June 20, 2017
ConforMIS Inc. announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the iTotal Hip replacement system, according to a company press release. According to the release, the…
In the JournalsPerspective

AAHKS, ACR release guidelines for management of antirheumatic drugs for patients who undergo TKA, THA

June 19, 2017
The American College of Rheumatology has partnered with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons to develop evidence-based guidelines for perioperative…
In the JournalsPerspective

Lever test yielded high sensitivity, specificity in diagnosis of ACL injury

June 17, 2017
Results of this level 2 study showed the lever test resulted in high sensitivity, specificity and overall accuracy in the detection of ACL tears. "The lever test had a…
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Predictive Value of Robotic-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, January/February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 1
Acetabular cup positioning, leg-length discrepancy, and global offset are important parameters associated with outcomes…
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Use of a Bipolar Blood-Sealing System During Total Joint Arthroplasty: December 2015

The goal of the clinical use of a bipolar blood-sealing system is to reduce perioperative blood loss in total joint…
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VIDEO: Malchau discusses impact of arthroplasty registries

April 7, 2017
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In the Journals

Improved hospital performance on CMS quality metrics positively correlated with TJR volume

June 22, 2017
positive correlation between total joint replacement volumes and the overall hospital quality and the total joint replacement volumes and the…

Industry News

ConforMIS receives FDA 510(k) clearance for new hip replacement system

June 20, 2017
ConforMIS Inc. announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the iTotal Hip replacement system, according to a company press release. According…

In the JournalsPerspective

AAHKS, ACR release guidelines for management of antirheumatic drugs for patients who undergo TKA, THA

June 19, 2017
The American College of Rheumatology has partnered with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons to develop evidence-based guidelines for…

In the JournalsPerspective

Lever test yielded high sensitivity, specificity in diagnosis of ACL injury

June 17, 2017
Results of this level 2 study showed the lever test resulted in high sensitivity, specificity and overall accuracy in the detection of ACL tears…

In the Journals

Revision THA with rigid construct yielded high rates of healing, stable fixation

June 16, 2017
Patients with unilateral pelvic discontinuity treated with revision total hip arthroplasty had improved survivorship and healing rates when surgeons…

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VIDEO: Doral discusses return to sports for patients who underwent UKA

June 15, 2017
VIENNA — At the EFORT Annual Congress, Mahmut Nedim Doral, MD, discussed return to sports for patients who underwent unicompartmental knee…

Speaker: Know your patients’ risk of metal-on-metal hip complications

June 14, 2017
The use of metal-on-metal hip implants has declined markedly. However, a presenter recently noted that surgeons should continue to monitor patients…

Diaphyseal filling, eccentric reaming may improve results with modular revision stems

Orthopedics Today, June 2017
The benefits of using modular stems for revision hip arthroplasty include optimized diaphyseal and endosteal contact and the ability to select the…

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Speaker: Young, active men are ideal for metal-on-metal hip resurfacing

Orthopedics Today, June 2017
SAN DIEGO — Evidence supports metal-on-metal surface replacement as an alternative to hip replacement for young, active men, according to a…

Understanding hip instability helps orthopedists perform revision THA

Orthopedics Today, June 2017
When it comes to recurrent dislocation of the hip after total hip arthroplasty, surgeons will find it helpful to identify the primary cause of the…

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