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Total Knee Replacement

Surgeons can remove bones and cartilage in the knee joint, and replace them with metal and plastic components, creating an artificial joint. The procedure is done to relieve knee pain and/or limited range of motion. Hospitals are asked to report on their annual procedure volume and whether their hospital’s privileging process include the surgeon meeting or exceeding Leapfrog's minimum surgeon volume standard. Hospitals also report on whether they have protocols in place to ensure that the surgery is only done unnecessarily on patients who would not benefit. 

View Leapfrog's minimum hospital and surgeon volume standards here.

 

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)
  • Outpatients (Patients who are admitted and discharged on the same day)
  • Adults