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Reliability Comparisons for Knee Replacement

Reliability Comparisons for Knee Replacement

Make sure you're asking the critical questions to make the best decision for your care

Not all hospitals achieve the same results

Knee replacement is a surgery focused on reducing pain and getting you back to the activities you love. But not all hospitals achieve the same results. Some are more reliable than others. With the help of the HSS Hospital Reliability Scorecard, you can make sure you're asking the critical questions to find the hospital that's right for you. Understanding the data points below will help you make the best decision for your care. Learn why we chose these factors.

 

Knee Replacement Overview

What

Surgical procedure in which damaged cartilage in the knee is replaced by a metal implant. Also called “knee arthroplasty” or “knee resurfacing.”

Where

Takes place in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center.

Length of hospital stay

Ranges from less than one day to several days, depending on the complexity of the procedure and your overall health.

 
Senior woman walking her dog in the park

Lauren Staten Island, NY Staten Island

I am impressed with my doctor’s compassion, concern for my recovery, and the efficiency of his office. Someone was always available for my questions.

Success Rate

96%
Of HSS patients reported improvement within 12 months after their treatment

Out of 221 responses, 100% response rate

Source: HSS Internal Data, 2020

Patient Experience

91%
Of patients would recommend HSS; over the national average of 72%

4.8 out of 5. Based on 18,491 patient ratings

Source: CMS Care Compare

Complications

1.8%

HSS In-Hospital
Complications

  2.4%

National
Rate

Represents hip/knee replacement care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

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Testimonial

It has been a year since my knee replacements, and I am riding the bike regularly, enjoying walks, and back on the tennis court.

Bruce, Knee Replacement

 

Avoidable Hospital Visits

2.5%

HSS
Readmissions

 4%

National
Rate

Represents hip/knee replacement care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

Procedure Volume

4,964
Knee replacements per year, that's 278% more than the next leading hospital

Source: NYSDOH SPARCS 2017 Public Use File

Endorsements
#1

in orthopedics since 2010

Endorsements
#1

in orthopedics since 2010

Download your Hospital Reliability Scorecard

The Hospital Reliability Scorecard highlights valuable data to consider before you schedule your procedure. Our helpful worksheet makes it easy to compare different hospitals.

Reliable care is good for your health.

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