Estimating risk in Medicare patients with THA: an electronic risk calculator for periprosthetic joint infection and mortality.

@article{Bozic2013EstimatingRI,
  title={Estimating risk in Medicare patients with THA: an electronic risk calculator for periprosthetic joint infection and mortality.},
  author={Kevin John Bozic and Kevin L. Ong and Edmund C. Lau and Daniel J. Berry and Thomas Parker Vail and Steven M Kurtz and Harry E. Rubash},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2013},
  volume={471 2},
  pages={574-83}
}
BACKGROUND Although risk factors for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) and mortality after total hip arthroplasty (THA) have been identified, interactions between specific patient risk factors are poorly understood. Therefore, it is difficult for surgeons to counsel patients on their individual risk of PJI or mortality after THA. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We evaluated the interaction between patient clinical and demographic factors on the risk of PJI and mortality after THA and developed an… CONTINUE READING