Missouri orthopedic practice ordered to provide outcomes data on knee procedure after claiming 92% success rate: 5 key notes

Laura Dyrda -   Print  |

Mizzou BioJoint Center may be required to provide outcomes data after claiming a knee osteoarthritis treatment had a 92 percent success rate, according to the Columbia Tribune.


Five things to know:

1. The group faces multiple lawsuits alleging medical malpractice associated with an osteoarthritis treatment that used donor tissue and cartilage to treat patients with knee pain. The group reportedly claimed a 92 percent success rate with the procedure, which plaintiffs in the lawsuit question.

2. The group has not made the data behind their claims public to this point, however Circuit Judge Brouck Jacobs granted a pending motion that would require the data released that support Mizzou BioJoint's success rate with the procedure. The outcomes data would redact patient identities but include information such as age and health factors.

3. Previously, the group provided a spreadsheet of data without critical data points included, according to the motion.

4. Mizzou BioJoint contends the data is protected under HIPAA.

5. The practice continues to stand by the procedure in question.

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