Coronavirus Delays Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries, Costing Hospitals Billions

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced hospitals to postpone thousands of knee replacement and hip replacement surgeries, costing healthcare providers billions of dollars, reports Calfornia Healthline. Safety concerns at hospitals across the United States have prompted patients and doctors to delay the procedures, resulting in revenue losses exceeding $5 billion.

Knee and hip replacements doubled between […]

By |August 8th, 2020|Knee Replacement Surgery|0 Comments

Knee replacement market to reach $12.7 billion by 2026, says Fortune

A new report by Fortune Business Insights predicts that the global knee replacement market will reach $12.72 billion by 2026. The market, which totaled $9.1 billion in 2018, will grow as a result of increasing osteoarthritis and other knee diseases worldwide.

The Norh American knee replacement market, the world’s largest, was measured at $4.83 billion […]

By |July 1st, 2020|Knee Replacement Surgery|0 Comments

Study: Knee replacement surgery can help your marriage

A new study released by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons turned up some surprising results: knee and hip replacements surgery can improve patients’ marriages.

It’s well-known that osteoarthritis patients who undergo joint replacement surgery experience emotional improvements. But now, we know that quality of life for a patient’s spouse improves as well, according to […]

By |June 25th, 2020|Knee Replacement Surgery|1 Comment

Researchers look into stem cell knee replacement alternatives

Even as thousands of knee replacement surgeries are performed every week, scientists are looking into a revolutionary cure that may make knee arthroplasty obsolete. The National Post’s Tom Blackwell reports:
If Dr. Nizar Mahomed and colleagues at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto succeed with fascinating new research, however, [knee replacement] surgery will eventually become a […]

By |August 20th, 2012|Knee Replacement Surgery|0 Comments

Report underlines varying knee replacement costs in California

A new report by California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) emphasizes the variation in healthcare costs across the state, including the cost of knee replacement surgery.
The prices charged for surgery in California vary from one geographic region to another. We analyzed hospital charge information provided in the California Common Surgery Cost Comparison database—a record […]

By |July 31st, 2012|Knee Replacement Surgery|0 Comments