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AAOS 2023: Increased Surgical Volume Leads to Decreased Need for Revision in Shoulder Arthroplasty

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  • During the 2023 AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Healio interviewed orthopedic doctors about their research and published short video summaries
  • In this video, Jon J.P. Warner, MD, discusses one of the research papers he co-authored and presented at the conference
  • At Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Warner is co-chief of the Shoulder Service, vice-chair of quality and safety, and co-director of the Harvard Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

In this video from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Jon J.P. Warner, MD, co-chief of the Shoulder Service and vice-chair for quality and safety in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, describes his recent research on shoulder surgery volume and revision rates. According to his and his colleagues' findings, "the experience surgeons have and the volume of procedures that they do directly correlate with the safety of an operation."

This video summarizes research presented at the conference entitled, "Higher Surgeon Volume is Associated with Lower Rate of Subsequent Revision Procedures following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A National Analysis With 2-Year Longitudinal Follow-Up."

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