Letter to the Editor: Editorial: How the Words We Use Affect the Care We Deliver
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- Kagan, A. Clin Orthop Relat Res (2016) 474: 2544. doi:10.1007/s11999-016-5046-2
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To the Editor,
“Coverage Indications, Limitations, and/or Medical Necessity
. . . Other findings include chronic knee inflammation or swelling not relieved by rest, knee stiffness, lack of pain relief after taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and failure to achieve symptom improvement with other conservative therapies such as steroid injections and physical therapy.” .
Total knee replacement surgery will be considered medically necessary when one or more of the following criteria are met:
*See Documentation Requirements section for additional informationTotal knee arthroplasty (TKA)
Failure of a previous osteotomy; or
Distal femur fracture; or
Malignancy of the distal femur, proximal tibia, knee joint or adjacent soft tissues; or
Failure of previous unicompartmental knee replacement; or . . .” .
Maybe it is not completely our fault, but we should continue to strive for better communication! Keep up the good work!