As demand for knee replacement surgery continues to rise, new technologies continue to be introduced with the hopes of improving total knee arthroplasty outcomes. As new value based health care models are introduced, the ability to pay for these new technologies will likely be impacted. Because of past implant failures and limitations, it will be important for providers to use registries to evaluate both the safety and outcomes of new knee arthroplasty designs.
Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Dr Bozic receives research grant support from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and consultant fees from Harvard Business School and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He serves governance/leadership roles in the American Joint Replacement Registry and the Hip Society. The other authors has no conflict of interest to disclose.
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