OCEANSIDE, Calif. — More than 80,000 knee and hip replacements are performed each year in California, a number that is expected to increase as more people remain active as they age. Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., has always been committed to providing the highest quality care to joint replacement patients. The medical center has taken an added step toward improving patient outcomes by joining the California Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR), an independent organization that collects and reports patient and clinical data about the outcomes of joint replacement procedures. Involvement with the CJRR reflects the medical center’s mission to continuously improve quality and satisfaction for its patients who have hip and knee replacements.
“Patient registries for joint replacement and other medical procedures help reduce complications thereby improving patient outcomes,” said Andrew Cooperman, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Chair of the Orthopedics & Spine Quality Committee at Tri-City Medical Center. “In fact, in countries where joint registries are used, revision rates have decreased significantly, producing better long term results, greater patient satisfaction and a reduction in the overall cost of care.”
Tri-City Medical Center surgeons receive regular reports from the CJRR that they use to continually improve how they are able to deliver care. “CJRR gives physicians, hospitals, device manufacturers, health plans, and patients objective information to help guide their decision making,” said Kevin Bozic, MD, Chair of CJRR.
About the CJRR
The California Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR) was created to meet the need for objective, scientific information about the results of hip and knee replacement surgeries. Importantly, it collects and incorporates direct feedback from patients about their pain and function before and after hip and knee replacement surgeries. It is one of only a small number of registries in the United States to do so. Please visit CJRR’s website at www.caljrr.org to learn more about the CJRR and access FAQs for patients and providers.
About Tri-City Medical Center
Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for more than half a century and is a Gold Seal- approved full service, acute- care hospital with two advanced institutes and over 500 physicians practicing in 60 specialties. Tri-City Medical Center has become the county’s leader in robotic and minimally invasive surgical technologies, including being the exclusive county-wide provider for the Mazor Renaissance Surgical Guidance System for surgical repair of spinal deformities, injuries and rehabilitation. Tri-City Medical Center is also a nationwide destination for hip preservation surgery. Tri-City Medical Center also has the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in North San Diego County, now with the NICView System, a password-protected webcam system that allows parents and relatives to remotely view their newest family member. Tri-City Medical Center is recognized as an innovator in medical treatments, research, technology and care delivery as well as an anchor of health in the country.
For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit www.tricitymed.org.