J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2022 Aug 9. Epub 2022 Aug 9.
From the Department of Orthopaedics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA (Sarkovich, Chapple, Dasa, and Krause), the Biostatistics Program, School of Public Health, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA (Chapple), and the Ponce Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico (Sarkovich).
Introduction: The objective of our study was to investigate the association of safety-net hospital (SNH) status with the use of premium technologies in total hip arthroplasty (THA) using the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Joint Replacement Registry.
Methods: Premium technology was defined as having one or more of the following three characteristics: ceramic femoral head, dual mobility (DM) bearing, or surgery conducted with robotic assistance (RA). Patients of all ages were included and subdivided into ceramic femoral head, DM, and RA cohorts. Read More