This database was last updated in July 2015 and is based on data from 2009 to 2013. It should only be used as a historical snapshot.


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    (address information updated Feb. 23, 2010)

How we calculated these rates: Guided by top researchers and doctors, ProPublica used Medicare data from 2009-2013 to identify cases where a patient died in the hospital or had to be readmitted within 30 days for a problem related to one of these elective procedures. We then calculated complication rates for surgeons, carefully accounting for differences in patient health, age and hospital quality. These rates are calculated using data from Medicare records, which do not include patients with private insurance or in another program like Medicaid. A surgeon’s rate spans all hospitals at which he or she operates and is not unique to a given hospital. Read our methodology »

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Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement (ICD-9-CM code 81.54)

Replace diseased knee joint with an artificial knee. The most common reason for a knee replacement is osteoarthritis, which is a breakdown of the cartilage in the joint. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

This Surgeon

Performed Procedure 288 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
High Adjusted Rate of Complications

Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

Surgeons performing this procedure within 25 miles
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This Surgeon