BLUE DISTINCTION CENTER
Knee and Hip Replacement
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield has designated South Nassau as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. The designation is based on rigorous, evidence-based, objective selection criteria established in collaboration with expert physicians' and medical organizations' recommendations.
Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement demonstrate expertise in quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients, by meeting objective clinical measures developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations.
The designation aims to help consumers locate health care facilities with better patient outcomes, such as fewer medical complications and readmissions and higher survival rates following hip and knee replacement procedures.
The designation is based on evidence-based objective selection criteria established in collaboration with expert physicians and medical organizations. South Nassau's Knee and Hip Replacement program, which is part of the hospital's Center for Advanced Orthopedics, specializes in custom-fitted total joint replacement as well as minimally-invasive joint replacement surgery, including the Birmingham Hip™ resurfacing technique and the Uni-Knee partial knee replacement and image-guided knee replacement technique.
According to the American College of Rheumatology, about 600,000 adults in the United States have had a hip or knee replaced in 2009.
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For more information about the Long Island Joint Replacement Institute or to schedule a consultation, call 1-866-32-ORTHO.
Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield Plan.
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