unplanned healthcare visits

Factors Associated with Emergency or Urgent Care Visits Following Outpatient Orthopaedic Surgeries

Determined the rate of emergency department and urgent care visits within thirty days after an outpatient orthopaedic surgery, both within the health system and at outside institutions.

Approximately 5% of patients have an unplanned healthcare visit after outpatient orthopaedic intervention resulting in over $100,000 annually.

Minimum clinically important difference

Minimum Clinically Important Difference (MCID) in Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA): What Change Really Matters in Ankle Fractures?

Defined the MCID for the SMFA in patients with operatively treated ankle fractures.

The MCID is seven for patients with operatively managed ankle fractures using the SMFA at six week follow-up.

Opiate crisis

Outlining and Evaluating the Opiate Crisis: Identifying High-Risk Populations for Repeated Opiate Usage

Reported and identified specific populations that are at high-risk for repeated opiate usage and potential dependence after orthopaedic intervention.