SOS Joint Registry – A Local, Comprehensive Review of Hip Replacement Outcomes
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) has a well-respected, established reputation of expert orthopedic care in Central New York. Its team of surgeons is known for their excellent surgical skills and patient care. SOS remains committed to this excellence and further improving it. As part of that commitment, in collaboration with Crouse Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Center, SOS formed a research department to allow for study of trends and tools in orthopedic care.
A large portion of the research department’s time has been spent collecting data on total hip and knee replacements performed by SOS surgeons for a Joint Registry. In 2010, the SOS Research Team, led by Michael T. Clarke, MD began collecting data on the outcomes of total hip replacements performed by the SOS joint replacement surgeons. “We started collecting data for a practice registry to audit our own abilities and outcomes and find out where we can improve,” commented Michael Clarke, MD. The current joint registry is powered by over 7,000 procedures and 19,000 patient survey responses.
The SOS Joint Registry is “unique in that it is not commonly found in private orthopedic practice, and the level of data tracked is extensive,” remarks Dr. Clarke. The National Joint Registry tracks revision rates only, while the SOS Joint Registry tracks not only revision rates, but also the patient’s and surgeon’s clinical outcome in terms of pain relief and function. “We were quite pleased to learn that SOS is well above national and international benchmarks in almost all criteria that were measured,” stated Dr. Clarke.
Joint Replacement Surgery Options
The SOS Joint Replacement Program is one of the nation's best, with more than 3,000 surgeries performed annually. The surgeons on the SOS joint replacement team are fellowship-trained, highly experienced and skilled in total joint replacement treatments in Syracuse, NY.
Common Joint Replacement Procedures include:
Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Revision Hip Replacement Surgery.
The Right Options. Better Movement. Total Orthopedic Care.
In addition to reported patient satisfaction the SOS Joint Registry uses five validated outcome instruments to measure pain and functionality in the surgical population, and exceeded the benchmark of most of these scoring instruments:
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