Research and Data

Oxford Knee and Hip Score

Oxford Knee and Hip Score

The Oxford Knee Score (OKS) is a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) developed in 1996 to specifically evaluate…

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Paul Bruning on Building Clinical Pathways around MCID & PROs

Paul Bruning on Building Clinical Pathways around MCID & PROs

“Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) provide essential insights into quality of surgical intervention. Challenges…

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3 Challenges Associated With Using the MCID

3 Challenges Associated With Using the MCID

In our last blog we covered the concept of the Minimum Clinically Important Difference (MCID) as a way to…

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What the Heck is the Minimum Clinically Important Difference (MCID)?!?!

What the Heck is the Minimum Clinically Important Difference (MCID)?!?!

The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) may provide a simple and efficient metric to empower physicians to…

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Japanese Orthopedic Association Back & Neck Questionnaire

Japanese Orthopedic Association Back & Neck Questionnaire

Overview & History The Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) developed the original version of this tool in 1986…

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AAOS Launches a Shoulder & Elbow Registry

AAOS Launches a Shoulder & Elbow Registry

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) launched the Shoulder and Elbow Registry (SER) in October, 2018….

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Robotics vs Navigation in Total Joint Surgery

Robotics vs Navigation in Total Joint Surgery

Total Joint Advancements Come with a Hefty Price Tag Total Hip and Knee Replacement surgery is a well-researched…

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Does BMI Matter in Total Joint Surgery?  

Does BMI Matter in Total Joint Surgery?  

Are patient weight and size among the patient-specific factors that affect orthopedic outcomes in regards to implant…

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In the News: AJRR Hits 1 Million Procedures

In the News: AJRR Hits 1 Million Procedures

Good news! Just this week the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) announced that it reached its one millionth…

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Dr. Ronald Navarro on Data Transparency at Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Ronald Navarro on Data Transparency at Kaiser Permanente

#LeadingVBHC – We talked to Ronald Navarro, MD from Kaiser Permanente after his presentation, Kaiser Permanente:…

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Challenges Facing Joint Replacement Registries

Challenges Facing Joint Replacement Registries

With the number of total joint replacement (TJRs) performed and associated costs growing annually, a new emphasis on…

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Why Surgeons Need to Track Total Joint Complications

Why Surgeons Need to Track Total Joint Complications

Millions of total joint replacement surgeries are performed each year in the US. While the vast majority of patients…

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Validity of Patient-Reported Complications: 6 Important Points

Validity of Patient-Reported Complications: 6 Important Points

Can Patients Accurately Report surgical complications? Yes. Two different studies from 2012 prove the validity of…

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What are Box and Whisker Plots?

What are Box and Whisker Plots?

The Basics: The box-and-whisker plots are very effective and easy to read. They summarize data much better than just…

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