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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Development and Validation of a Risk Calculator for Total Joint Replacement
Principal Investigator:

Alfred C Kuo

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2015 - May 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $125,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background and Anticipated Impacts on VA Patient Care: Of the 5.6 million patients treated by theVeterans Health Administration (VHA) in FY11, 14.6% had a diagnosis of osteoarthritis, the fourth mostcommon health condition treated by the VHA, and the leading cause of disability in the United States.(1,2)Advanced osteoarthritis of the hip and knee is treated with total joint arthroplasty (TJA), roughly 11,000 ofwhich were performed in VHA in fiscal year 2011. The overall risks of complications an...

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