Joint Replacement Patient Outcomes

  • At Memorial Bone & Joint, we proudly share our medical outcomes and patient feedback. The tables below list the most current data that we have available.

    Joint Replacement Volume
    This table represents surgeries performed in 2012. It is important to choose a facility that is experienced in the joint replacement process and performs a high volume of hip and knee replacement surgeries.

    Primary Hip Replacement Hip is being replaced for the first time. 363
    Primary Knee Replacement Knee is being replaced for the first time. 262

    Standards of Care
    There are proven standards of care that improve your chance of having a successful outcome. Those standards are listed in the first column of the table below. Click on each term to learn what it means. The next column shows how often Memorial University Medical Center provided these standards of care for hip and knee replacement patients. The last column shows the national average among similar hospitals around the country. A higher score is better.

      MUMC, January-October 2012 National Average
    Quality Measure (click on each term to learn more)
    Antibiotic Within One Hour of Cut Time 97.2% 97%
    Appropriate Antibiotic Selection 100% 99%
    Antibiotics Discontinued Within 24 to 48 Hours 95.3% 93%

    Complications
    Any time you undergo major surgery, there is a risk of complications. We follow proven standards of care and go to great lengths to reduce the risk of complications. This table shows how often our patients have experienced complications after surgery. The first column lists the complication. The next column shows what percentage of hip and knee replacement patients at Memorial University Medical Center experienced a complication. The last column shows the national average among similar hospitals around the country. A lower score is better.

      MUMC, January-December 2012 National Average
    Complication (click on each term to learn more)
    Blood Clots in the Hospital 0.3% 0.4%
    Readmitted to the Hospital within 30 Days 3% 3.9%
    Hip Revision 1.7% 0.37%
    Knee Revision 1% 0.43%

    Patient Satisfaction
    The scores below are based on responses from a sample of people admitted to Memorial University Medical Center for spine surgery. Patients are asked to rate the care they received using a five-point scale ranging from "very poor" to "very good." The numbers below represent the percentage of people who gave us the highest score possible, also known as the "top box score." In this table, a higher score is better. A higher score is better.

    Overall Score

    Survey Question % That Gave Top Box Score
    Friendliness/courtesy of nurses 97.5
    Attention to special/personal needs 94.9
    Skill of nurses 94.9
    Friendliness/courtesy of the physician 98
    Skill of the physician 98.7
    Staff worked together to care for you 96
    Likelihood of recommending hospital 95.3
    Overall rating of care given 96.6