IU Health Hip and Knee Center in Fishers recently conducted its fifth annual orthopedic research day last month. It is one of the top 10 programs in the nation in getting patients home quicker with less complications.
It also has the largest joint replacement research program in the state.
Dr. Michael Meneghini, director for the Indiana University Health Hip and Knee Center at Saxony, said during the research day the center listed all the reasons its national ranking. It is in the top 10 in the nation in both patient length of stay and low readmission rates.
“It doesn’t speak well if you get them out of the hospital and they come back with a high readmission rate,” Meneghini said. “Get the people home, get them home safely and they recover well at home, and based on those metrics, we do that better than anyone in the United States.”
IU Health Hip and Knee Center also is the only hip and knee replacement fellowship in the state.
“A fellowship is when after you’re a medical student, and you get done with your undergrad and you go to medical school, then you go to residency, which is five years in training,” Meneghini said. “When you’re done with your surgery residency, you go out and practice or choose to specialize. Those who choose to specialize, they have an extra year of training with the most complicated procedures.”
The IU Health Hip and Knee Center takes on three fellows a year. They come from around the world.
IU Health Hip and Knee Center also is successful in publishing its research in national and international peer review publications.
“It’s great to be able to have such a nationally and internationally renowned hip and knee replacement program right here in Fishers, Indiana,” Meneghini said.
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