Dr. David Backstein in the Toronto Star: Revolutionizing Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. David Backstein (Photo: Andrew Rubtsov)

 

What Dr. Urbach discovered, along with fellow group leader and orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Backstein and their team, was that joint replacement surgeries were the most common planned operations that landed patients in hospital beds unnecessarily for days following the procedure.

More than 100,000 hip and knee replacement surgeries take place in Canada every year and, with patients staying an average of four days for knees and seven days for hips, the procedures are responsible for occupying a significant number of hospital beds that could be used to provide more care and shorten wait times.

 

Full article: https://www.thestar.com/sponsored_sections/wearewomens/2018/07/03/making-strides.html

 

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