The Hidden Cost of Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Revision total knee arthroplasty (rTKA) and revision total hip arthroplasty (rTHA) are technically demanding procedures. Beyond removal of primary implants and insertion of new components, revision surgeons must also manage extensive bone loss, complicated wound closures, higher infection/complication risks, and sicker patients.Surprisingly, the complexity of these cases does not correlate with reimbursement rates for revision arthroplasty surgeons.

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