Monday, December 29, 2008

Looking At the Failures of Orthopedic Surgeons

I love injuries.

It is great read information on the topic.

I came across an interview on what orthopedic surgeons found when they looked back on their failures.

Here are a few of the key points:

- total hip, knee and shoulder literature that show higher complication rates and longer lengths of hospital stay in low-volume vs. high-volume surgeons.

- more than 30 arthroplasty procedures a year is an accepted definition for a high-volume shoulder arthroplasty surgeon. A low-volume surgeon performs five or fewer shoulder arthroplasties annually.

This is a lesson we can all learn. Not just reflecting on our successful client but looking back at our unsuccessfully client in order to improve things for the future.

Lessons are to be learned from success and failures of shoulder arthroplasty
Winston J. Warme, MD, answers 4 Questions about research on failed shoulder arthroplasties.


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