Long-term follow-up care recommendations after total hip and knee arthroplasty: results of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons' member survey.

@article{Teeny2003LongtermFC,
  title={Long-term follow-up care recommendations after total hip and knee arthroplasty: results of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons' member survey.},
  author={Steven M. Teeny and Sally C York and J. Wesley Mesko and Ruth E. Rea},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={
          954-62
        }
}
Long-term follow-up care is needed to evaluate and manage hip and knee arthroplasty outcomes, because impending failure may be asymptomatic. All active American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons' members (N = 682) were surveyed for recommendations for follow-up care type and frequency, radiograph interpretation, and clinical indicators related to follow-up frequency intervals; and to describe reimbursement experiences and practice demographics. The response rate (65.5%, n = 447) established… CONTINUE READING

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