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Single-use Cutting Blocks and Trials Lower Costs in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.
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PMID:  23109073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Because total knee arthroplasty is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures, it is important that the medical community continually strive for cost reductions. This prospective controlled trial aimed to determine if cost decreases could be achieved in non-navigated and navigated procedures by replacing traditional saws, cutting blocks, and trials with a specialized single-use system. Costs were lowered by an estimated $140.00-220.00 per surgery as a result of fewer instrument trays being reprocessed, and an estimated $75.00-330.00 per instrument case due to a 10-24-minute time savings during tray rewrapping. This study has positive financial implications for patients, hospitals, institutions, and third-party carriers.
Michael A Mont; Aaron J Johnson; Robert Pivec; Kimona Issa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical technology international     Volume:  XXII     ISSN:  1090-3941     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Technol Int     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9604509     Medline TA:  Surg Technol Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Co-Director, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.
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