News

One-third of knee replacements in the U.S. may be inappropriate

07.03.2014 - Value Based Purchasing

“Judging by the symptoms of people with knee arthritis, one-third of knee replacement surgeries may be inappropriate, according to a new study.” The lead author of that study, Daniel L. Riddle from Virginia Commonwealth University, said ‘ “We found that some patients undergo total knee replacement when they have very low grade symptoms or minor knee arthritis…” ‘

The number of total knee replacement surgeries done each year more than doubled between 1991 and 2010, leading some to question whether the procedure is overused.


Click the link below to read the full story.

Unnecessary Knee Replacements