Hip Replacement Surgeries
This Hip Replacement surgery is performed to replace all or part of the hip joint with an artificial device (a prosthesis). The hip is essentially a ball and socket joint, linking the "ball" at the head of the thigh bone (femur) with the cup-shaped "socket" in the pelvic bone. This surgery is performed to replace all or part of the hip joint with an artificial device (a prosthesis).
The quality measures for hip replacement surgery include:
* National average, state average, MSHA and facility data are for the period from July 2012 - June 2013. The national average and state average data are provided by Hospital Compare, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which reports results from hospitals submitting data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Unicoi County Memorial Hospital (UCMH) is a newly added hospital to the MSHA system and their scores are not included in system composite scores at this time.
** MSHA Data is specifically for this type of surgery; National and State data is for all surgical procedures.