Category: Joint Replacement

Avoid Hip Arthroscopy in Patients with Hip Arthritis, HSS Researchers Suggest

The percentage of patients with hip arthritis who had a hip replacement within two years of hip arthroscopy was unacceptably high at 68%, according to a new study of more than 2,600 patients by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Prior hip arthroscopy was also associated with significantly worse outcomes after hip replacement.

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Racial Variation Apparent in Postoperative Care Following Knee Replacement Surgery

African Americans were significantly more likely than white patients to be discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility rather than home care after undergoing a knee replacement procedure. Those under 65 were more also likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 90 days of the procedure, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.

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