Recently published results revealed a positive correlation between total joint replacement volumes and the overall hospital quality and the total joint replacement volumes and the value-based purchasing performance.
When Donna Froseth went to see Dr. Joseph Signorelli on Dec. 1, 2015, she wanted surgery on her left knee. Froseth, now 65, had experienced constant knee pain for six years, but the question was not whether she needed total knee replacement. Signorelli “spent 35 minutes talking with me about my weight,” the retired registered nurse recalled. He then told her she surgery would have to wait.
Short daily bouts of walking/bicycling and a few weekly exercise sessions are both associated with a lower rate of hip fracture and any fracture, according to a study published online April 29 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Total joint replacement patients face increased future risk of needing second procedure: 4 study insights
A study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined the rate of patients undergoing total joint replacement who subsequently needed an additional total joint replacement procedure.
Patients who walk an hour a day in the weeks leading up to surgery recover from surgery faster and help lower overall healthcare costs, according to University of Michigan researchers, who say convincing patients to adopt healthy lifestyles should be given the same priority as other pre-op protocols.
Growing numbers of Americans are outliving their joints. More than a million operations are done annually to replace worn-out knees and hips, and that number is expected to skyrocket in the coming decades as the population ages.