Joint replacement surgery is a demanding operation that, when successful, will restore the patient’s mobility. The surgery methods have developed over the years. Although artificial joints remain mechanical parts subject to wear and tear, the current models will last at least 15 years.
Scientific research has shown that the success rate of joint replacement surgeries increases as the individual orthopaedists of a hospital perform more surgeries. The following graph shows the results of the Perfect project for Finnish hospitals, which corroborate these findings. As the annual volume of a hospital increases, the number of reoperations decreases. Over 3,500 surgeries are performed at Coxa annually.
Comprehensive scientific study is also done at Coxa Hospital for Joint Replacement, and the treatment processes are continuously developed to maintain the hospital’s world-class results. Every hospital has something to improve and results could always be better. Coxa aims to be a pioneer of its field and as a result has decided to be one of the first hospitals in Finland to publish its quality results. It is very important for patients to discuss their individual surgery risk factors with their attending physician.
Quick and timely care
Coxa provides care well within the limits of the statutory care guarantee. Outpatient clinic visits are available within one to two months on average. Surgeries can take place within two to three months on average. In urgent cases, the surgery can be expedited.
All Coxa orthopaedists have extensive experience in joint replacement surgery. Typically, an orthopaedist working at Coxa will perform surgery on 200 to 300 patients annually. Several Coxa orthopaedists have experience from over 3,000 patients and most have experience from over 1,000 surgeries. The youngest orthopaedists will perform surgery together with a senior orthopaedist. Coxa actively supports the training of junior orthopaedists.
A reoperation may be deemed necessary for various reasons. Typical reasons include dislocated hip joints, infections, different technical errors and accidents. The following table shows Coxa’s reoperation rates within the first two years following an initial joint replacement surgery.
“Hospital bacteria” (Finnish: sairaalabakteerit) refers to common pathogens that result in a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). All hospitals work together with their patients and the patients’ friends and relatives to prevent their spread. A key method is good hygiene.