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Black patients had higher risk of aseptic, septic revision TKR vs white patients

Orthopedics Today reports on HSS study findings published in JAMA Network Open by rheumatologist Anne R. Bass, MD, and colleagues.

The results showed a significantly higher risk of aseptic revision total knee replacement (TKR) and, to a lesser extent, septic revision TKR among Black patients compared with white patients. The authors analyzed data of 722,492 patients who underwent TKR between 2004 and 2014 from statewide databases from California, Florida and New York.

“Racial disparities in revision TKR are greater for aseptic than for septic revision. Racial disparities in aseptic revision risk are highest at high TKR volume hospitals,” noted Dr. Bass. “The reason for this is unknown, but possibilities include Black patients undergoing TKR at high volume hospitals with more advanced joint deformity than white patients, or to disparities in care delivery models within hospitals.”

Read the full article at Healio.com.