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Black patients get fewer double knee replacements, face no disparity in complications, study finds

Becker’s ASC Review reports on an HSS study by rheumatologist Bella Mehta, MBBS, MS, hip and knee surgeon Michael L. Parks, MD, and others, evaluating racial disparities in double knee replacements between African American and white patients. Findings were presented at the virtual American College of Rheumatology meeting.

Researchers focused on data between 2007 and 2016, and looked for trends in utilization and major in-hospital complication rates in patients 50 years of age and older. African American patients were less likely to undergo a double knee replacement than white patients, but there was no significant difference in complication rates.

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