Orton’s high-quality care is reflected in the treatment results. In addition to being an important source of information for scientific research and treatment development in the hospital, monitoring data are also an excellent way to monitor and report on the quality of care in our hospital.
Treatment results for artificial joint replacement surgery
Orton’s treatment results for artificial joint replacement surgery have been monitored on a patient-by-patient basis since Finland’s first artificial joint replacement surgery was performed in the hospital in 1967. A national artificial joint register, the Finnish Arthroplasty Register, was started in 1980 and Orton’s own register, which collects information in even more detail, was launched in 1989.
The quality of artificial joint replacement surgeries is evaluated by monitoring the incidence of postoperative infections and the need for reoperation:
- The number of prosthetic joint infections in our hospital is clearly lower than the average level in Finland.
- The hospital-specific number of artificial joint replacement surgeries and the need for reoperations can be reviewed nationally in the Finnish Arthroplasty Register maintained by the National Institute for Health and Welfare. In Orton, the need for revisions of artificial joint replacement surgeries is among the lowest in our country.
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Treatment results for back surgery
Back surgery has a long tradition in Orton and we have been an active developer of back surgery in Finland for decades.
We have been gathering monitoring data on back surgery patients since 2010. Our Finspine monitoring data are based on the Swedish National Quality Registry for Spine Surgery (SWESPINE), because there is no national register of back surgery in Finland yet.
- The results of Swedish back surgery are of very high quality by international standards. Based on the register, Orton’s treatment results are even better.
Read more on the treatment results of back surgery.