Use of off-label devices increased costs and length of stay in TJA

Use of off-label devices increased costs and length of stay in TJA

Greater length of stay, admission costs, long-term complications risks and inpatient facility discharge likelihood was found among patients who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty with an off-label prosthesis, according to results.

Researchers retrospectively queried the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2000 to 2010 and identified 2,566,523 primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and 5,203,340 primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) cases.

Source: Healio

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