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Over the next 20 years hip replacements are expected to grow by 174% and knee replacements by 673% according to a study published in the April 2007 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Basic and Advanced Certifications

The Joint Commission offers basic and advanced certifications. When looking to achieve certification, you must meet the core requirements in the Disease-Specific Care Manual which include three main components: standards, clinical practice guidelines, and performance measurement. When achieving an advanced certification you must meet the core requirements plus additional clinically-specific requirements.

For orthopedic, there are two advanced certification options, one for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement, and one for Certification in Spine Surgery. There are several basic certifications.

Find out which certification is right for you.

Take Your Organization to a Higher Level

Certification is your organization’s commitment to continuous performance improvement, providing high quality patient care and reducing risks.

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