Studying our Patients After The Procedure

Dr. Gobezie and his research team are passionate about monitoring patient outcomes. Before the procedure, we ask our patients to complete a questionnaire about the body part being treated. With their consent, we continue to follow up with them for five years to study their pain and function levels. The data we gather from this feedback provides a concrete way to measure patient outcomes. Dr. Gobezie’s practice is unique in that he has a research department studying these results.

What do our results tell us?
The data we have collected from our patients shows superior results especially for hip and knee procedures over the last two years. Patients report continually lower levels of pain and a quick return to mobility and function.

What we measure
The SANE score represents how a patient rates their knee, hip or back as a percentage of normal, 0% to 100% with 100% being normal.

The KOOS and M-HHS scores are standard knee and hip assessments that measure pain and functional limitations of daily activities on a 100-point scale. A maximum KOOS or M-HHS score of 100 indicates minimal knee/hip pain and maximal function.

Pain scores indicate the patient’s level of pain from pre-procedure to two years after the procedure. All graphs show marked improvement in pain and function in the first three months after surgery. These outcomes continue to improve through one and two-years post-procedure.

Dr. Gobezie is no stranger to superior outcomes. He is one of the top performing and most experienced shoulder surgeons in the United States. Each year, he performs more than 400 shoulder replacements and more than 600 arthroscopic shoulder procedures. In comparison, most general orthopedic surgeons typically perform around 20 shoulder surgeries in a year. Many published studies have indicated that the more times a surgeon performs a surgery or procedure, the better the patient outcome.