Sentara OrthoJoint Center® at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Key Stats & Outcomes

At Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, we understand that the decision to have joint replacement surgery is a big one. It is important to us that you have as much information as possible before deciding if joint surgery is right for you.

The following information demonstrates the value of coming to the Sentara OrthoJoint Center, including patient satisfaction, outcomes and cost.

  • Patient Experience

    Sentara Martha Jefferson hospital's orthopedic unit scored in the 82.4 percentile, performing significantly better than the national average hospital rating (72nd percentile) for 2017 as assessed by the HCAHPS Patient Survey.

  • Joint Replacement Volumes

    In 2017, Sentara Martha Jefferson's surgeons performed 53.2% of the joint replacement cases in our service area, with a total of 761 hip and knee replacement cases.

  • Average Length of Stay

    The amount of time a patient stays in the hospital after joint surgery varies based on each patient's specific needs. In 2017 on average, Sentara Martha Jefferson joint replacement patients had an average stay of 1.87 days (1.83 days for knee and 1.94 days for hip).

  • Clinical Outcomes and Complication Rates

    With any surgery and hospital stay, there are risks of complications. At Sentara Martha Jefferson, we are proud to share a number of measures we track to ensure we are providing the safest environment possible for our patients.

    Sentara Martha Jefferson Orthopedic Services Clinical outcomes and complication rates

  • Time to Appointment

    On average, 81.5 percent of patients in 2018 received an appointment within the timeframe that they requested.

    * Time to Appointment from patients of Sentara Martha Jefferson Orthopedics only.

  • Functional Outcomes After Knee Replacement Surgery

    When you choose to have knee replacement surgery, you want to know that the pain you experience in your day-to-day life will be reduced. We ask our patients several questions about the pain they experienced during their everyday activities both prior to surgery and 6 months following. The following charts demonstrate the results from patients at Sentara Martha Jefferson Orthopedics in 2017.

    Knee Pain From Activities of Daily Living

    Sentara Martha Jefferson Orthopedic Services knee pain

    On average, patients who had moderate to extreme pain report mild to no pain six months after surgery.

  • Functional Outcomes After Hip Replacement Surgery

    When you choose to have hip surgery, you want to know that the pain you experience in your day-to-day life will be reduced. We ask our patients several questions about the pain they experienced during their everyday activities both prior to surgery and 6 months following. The following charts demonstrate the results from patients at Sentara Martha Jefferson Orthopedics in 2017.

    Hip Pain From Activities of Daily Living

    Sentara Martha Jefferson Orthopedic Services hip pain

    On average, patients who had moderate to extreme pain report mild to no pain six months after surgery.

  • Knee and Hip Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Scores

    The Knee Injury and Osteoarthristis Outcome Score (KOOS) and the Hip Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS) are outcome reporting tools for patients who have had knee and hip replacement surgery. The questions focus on three categories of joint pain, stiffness and function in relation to the activities of daily living. The score ranges from 0 to 100, where 0 represents total joint disability and 100 represents perfect joint health.

    Sentara Martha Jefferson Orthopedic Services knee and hip injury outcome scores

    * Functional Outcome Scores from patients of Sentara Martha Jefferson Orthopedics only.

  • Quality and Affordability

    Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center+, demonstrating that we offer more affordable care in addition to quality care, treatment expertise and better overall patient results.

    Medicare.gov Hospital Compare Value of Care

    According to Hospital Compare, average payment for hip/knee replacement patients at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital was listed as $20,061, noted as “Less than the National Average Payment.” Average payment for patients at UVA Medical Center was listed as $21,765, noted as “No Different Than the National Average Payment.”*

    Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals. You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care. The information below is current as of 12/31/2018. For the most up to date information, visit www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.

    * National Average Payment = $21,953 (Does not include Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospital data.)