A Discussion on The Utility of Discharge Location Prediction Models for Total Joint Arthroplasty Surgery

SUMMARY Objective. Total Joint Arthroplasty (TJA) remains one of the highest frequency elective surgical procedures. Medicare is expected to spend close to $ 50 Billion on TJAs by 2030. Predicting discharge location could allow for cost mitigation and the ability to set appropriate expectations for patients preoperatively. Our aim is to determine the validity of one predictive model. We … Continued

Patients’ Perception of Technology: an Update of Patients’ Understanding of Robotics and Navigation in Total Joint Arthroplasty

SUMMARY Background. Given the increasing use of RN in orthopaedics, our aim is to evaluate TJA patients’ understanding of RN technology. Methods. A survey based cross sectional study was conducted in one joint replacement clinic from January- March 2021. Questions pertaining to demographic information, robotics and navigation prevalence, autonomy, benefits, drawbacks, costs, and patient experiences and attitudes were asked. … Continued