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Clinical Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness of Postoperative Radiographs After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Medical School/Institution:
Project Location/Site: Harvard Medical School
Key Outcomes:
Postoperative radiography obtained after primary TKA were of low clinical utility yet resulted in considerable healthcare costs and unnecessary radiation burden. Radiographs ordered during a non-routine visit, however, were a reliable indicator of when this imaging provided clinical utility.