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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
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.
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.
These are very commonly performed surgeries – half a million knee replacements and 200,000 hip replacements are performed in the United States annually.
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.