In the world of elective orthopedic surgeries, the stakes are just as high. Studies have shown that up to 20% of patients are not satisfied with the outcome following total knee replacement, and that satisfaction was highly correlated with patient expectations.Read More
Date/Time: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 1:00-2:00 PM EST
Speakers: Sandy Nettrour, Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Service Line Coordinator for Butler Health System
Cost: Complimentary, sponsored by Wellbe.
The effectiveness of preoperative education and instructions is vital to the overall quality of care. Higher levels of preparedness have proven to have a positive effect on patient outcomes and level of satisfaction.Read More
The average hip or knee replacement surgery in the United States requires a three-day stay in the hospital. This is largely because many hospitals are reimbursed for every day a patient is in a bed, and it’s easier for the care team to monitor the healing process if all of their patients are in one unit. The system was created by and optimized for surgeons and hospitals to provide safe care with good outcomes. But what about our patients?Read More
With exhausting caseloads and with the advent of hospitalists, many PCPs rarely encounter spine specialists. This disconnection can result in PCPs not being current with technology and treatment options, whether surgical or non-surgical, which can unfortunately compromise the care ultimately received by the patient.Read More
There’s a lot to do before getting a knee or hip joint replaced. And it takes a comprehensive coordination of many to assure the patient gets moving and that the implant is working, hopefully better than the one they just gave up.Read More
Ken Monaco tore the meniscus in his left knee playing basketball a decade ago. It never healed quite right, so the retired U.S. Department of Labor criminal investigator decided a few months ago it was time for a total knee replacement.Read More
Ira H. Kirschenbaum, MD, chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, New York, has performed over 3500 total knee replacements. When Dr Kirschenbaum needed a new knee himself, he kept a diary from a perspective he had taken for granted that he understood: that of his patients.Read More
Angela Michael, an occupational therapist and the program coordinator of the Frederick Memorial Hospital bariatric, orthopedic and spinal surgery department, gave a recent presentation on joint replacement, and she stressed that joint replacement surgery isn’t something people should go into alone. The presentation was aimed at anyone preparing for either knee or hip replacement.Read More
Along with patient factors, surgeon- and hospital-level factors may play a role in predicting discharge destination after total hip and knee arthroplasties, according to results.Read More
Virtua Navigates Orthopedic Patients Pre- & Post-Surgery with Improved Patient Engagement and Care Coordination
With an aging population and increase in chronic conditions including obesity, the demand for hip and knee operation is increasing dramatically. A study in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery estimates by 2030 “demand for total hip arthroplasties to grow by 174% to 572,000 and demand for primary total knee arthroplasties by 673% to 3.48 million procedures”.Read More
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Join more than 4,500 subscribers for insights and resources to strengthen and grow your orthopedics and spine programs.