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2013-02-01 23:04:11

Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester announces its Joint Solutions Program has earned The Joint Commission´s Gold Seal of Approval® for both hip and knee replacements. New Rochelle, NY (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 Sound Shore Medical Center (SSMC) is pleased to announce that its new program for individuals choosing hip and knee replacement surgery has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission as a certified center of excellence. This achievement makes SSMC...

2012-09-27 13:30:31

Total knee replacement is a very common and safe surgery that´s used to relieve severe pain and disability caused by knee osteoarthritis, and to improve patients´ quality of life. However, it´s also very expensive at approximately $15,000 per procedure. With an estimated 600,000 total knee replacements performed annually in the United States, the aggregate annual cost for total knee replacement (also known as total knee arthroplasty or TKA) is $9 billion. Researchers at the...

2012-06-05 11:23:13

Roughly 3 percent of patients who undergo total hip and knee replacement surgery require critical care services before they are discharged from the hospital, according to an analysis of roughly half a million patients. The study, published online in advance of print in the July issue of the journal Anesthesiology, demonstrates that these elective surgeries are placing an increasing burden on the critical care services of the health care system and hospitals should respond proactively....

2012-05-19 23:12:42

These are very commonly performed surgeries — half a million knee replacements and 200,000 hip replacements are performed in the United States annually. They are much safer, more durable and more effective procedures than in the past. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 18, 2012 Medications. Physical therapy. Steroid injections. Many people try them all, but their joint pain always seems to come back. Joint replacement surgery could be an option, though, naturally, many patients are...

2012-05-10 22:26:35

First results from High Value Healthcare Collaborative lead to improvements in care Five leading health systems are changing aspects of how they perform total knee replacements, as a result of data they collected that showed variations in length of stay, length of operating room time, and in-hospital complications. The voluntary testing of clinical measures and processes they identified as potential "best practices" is a step toward their goal of higher quality care, at lower cost....


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