Research and Data

Risk Stratification Report: BMI Impact on Total Joint Replacements

Risk Stratification Report: BMI Impact on Total Joint Replacements

How Does BMI Affect Outcomes for Total Joint Replacements? Moving from Complications into Functional Outcomes Here at…

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What is GRIT and how does it relate to patient recovery?

What is GRIT and how does it relate to patient recovery?

GRIT SCALE What if there was a way to better predict which patients will have greater outcomes or a…

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What are Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs)

What are Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs)

What is a CAT? A Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) is a type of assessment in which the questions are…

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2020 AAOS Data Specification Update

2020 AAOS Data Specification Update

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) registry programs have an…

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What is the Blue Distinction Program?

What is the Blue Distinction Program?

What is the Blue Distinction Program? Blue Distinction is a program offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association…

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What is MAKO?

What is MAKO?

Reproducibility is a critical part of total knee arthroplasty. One option that may optimize this trait is MAKO….

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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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