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Knee Replacement surgery is a procedure to replace a painful, damaged or diseased knee joint with an artificial joint (prosthesis).

The quality measures for knee replacement surgery include:

 Surgery Type

 All

 Knee Only

Preventive Antibiotics Given within an Hour of a Surgical Incision **  (Higher Is Better)

99%

99%

99%

99%

100%

92%

Selection of the Most Appropriate Antibiotic ** (Higher Is Better) 99% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Discontinuation of Preventive Antibiotics within 24 Hrs of surgery ** (Higher Is Better) 98% 98% 99% 100% 100% 100%
Continuation of Beta Blocker Medications for Eligible Patients ** (Higher Is Better) 98% 97%  99% 96% 100% 100%
Use of Clot Prevention Measures 24 Hrs Prior to Surgery and 24 Hrs after Surgery if Appropriate ** (Higher Is Better) 98% 98% 100%  100% 100% 100%
Urinary Catheter Removal by Post-Op Day 2  ** (Higher Is Better) 97% 96% 100%  100% 100% 100%
 Perioperative Temperature Management  ** (Higher Is Better) 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

 

 Surgery Type

All 

Knee Only 

Preventive Antibiotics Given within an Hour of a Surgical Incision ** (Higher Is Better) 99% 99% 99% 99% 100% 100%
Selection of the most Appropriate Antibiotic ** (Higher Is Better) 99% 99% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Discontinuation of Preventive Antibiotics within 24 Hrs of surgery ** (Higher Is Better) 98% 98% 99% 98% 100% 100%
Continuation of Beta Blocker Medications for Eligible Patients ** (Higher Is Better) 98%  98% 99%  100%  100% 100%
Use of Clot Prevention Measures 24 Hrs Prior to Surgery and 24 Hrs after Surgery if Appropriate ** (Higher Is Better) 98%  98%  100%  100%  100%  100% 
Urinary Catheter Removal by Post-Op Day 2  ** (Higher Is Better) 97%  97%  100%  100%  100%  100% 
 Perioperative Temperature Management  ** (Higher Is Better) 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

* 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.