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Reliability Comparisons for Shoulder Replacement

Reliability Comparisons for Shoulder Replacement

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

Not all hospitals achieve the same results

Total shoulder replacement is a highly successful procedure to reduce pain and get you back to doing 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.

 

About Shoulder Replacement

What

Surgical procedure in which damaged cartilage in the shoulder is replaced by a metal implant. Also called “shoulder arthroplasty” or “shoulder 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 feeding a baby his bottle

Lauren Syosset, NY Syosset, NY

My doctor’s incredible skill, compassion and overall positive demeanor gave me full confidence that my newly created total shoulder replacement would allow my little miracle grandson to be cradled in his loving grandmama’s miracle arm.

Success Rate

100%
Of HSS patients reported improvement within 12 months after their treatment

Out of 34 responses, 74% response rate

Source: HSS Internal Data, 2020

Patient Experience

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

 

Source: CMS Care Compare

Complications

.55

HSS In-Hospital
Complications

  1.0

National
Ratio

Represents hospital-wide care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

Man skiing down a hill

Testimonial

Life changing! After 4 surgeries elsewhere, I finally found HSS. My full shoulder replacement is amazing. I can ski again, I scuba dive again, and most importantly, I am not in any pain.

Bruce, Shoulder Replacement

Avoidable Hospital Visits

9.8%

HSS
Readmissions

 16%

National
Rate

Represents hospital-wide care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

Procedure Volume

369
shoulder replacements per year, that’s 247% 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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