Dr. Bailie is one of the few private practice physicians that has collected outcomes data on his own patients throughout his career. This is of major importance, as the most definitive evidence of quality outcomes in patient care is best obtained from gathering and analyzing data over a period of years. He believes in transparency and critically evaluating his own outcomes to constantly reassess and improve diagnostic and treatment techniques.

He compared his data to that released by a major academic institution, with a top 5 US News and World Report Hospital ranking. Dr. Bailie’s outcomes showed fewer complications and higher patient satisfaction than this prestigious institution across all procedures he performs, including shoulder replacements, arthroscopic shoulder surgery and arthroscopic knee surgery (ACL reconstruction and meniscus).

Some of Dr. Bailie’s outcomes include:

* No readmissions to the hospital following surgery since 1996
* Thrombophlebitis in less than 0.05% over 16 years
* No acute peri-operative infections
* Patient satisfaction rate of 96.2% following treatment

* Shoulder Outcome Measures (preop to postop at 1 year minimum follow-up)
VAS: Visual analog pain scores (0-10) ; SANE: Subjective Assessment Numeric Evaluation (0-100)
ASES: American Shoulder Elbow Surgeons Score (0-100); SST: Simple Shoulder Test (0-12)
Lower VAS is better (lower pain)
Higher SANE, ASES, SST is better (improved function and satisfaction)
* Resurfacing Replacements
– One of the largest experiences in the US
– 1.5% Revision rate at 10 years (conversion to Total shoulder)
– No infections
– 0.04% incidence of transient neuropraxia, resolved by 3 months
– VAS: 8.3 to 2.1, SANE: 28 to 89, ASES: 21 to 92, SST: 4 to 10
* Total Shoulder Arthoplasty
– One of the first physicians in the US performing this procedure as an outpatient or overnight stay in an outpatient center since 1996, where typically patients have been kept overnight for 2-3 days (Cleveland Clinic has average length of stay of over 2 days)
– No readmissions for complications
– 0.002% incidence of DVT and no pulmonary embolus
– 0.5% incidence of transient neurpraxia with scalene block, 0% without block (prior to ultrasound usage by anesthesia)
– No infections
– 1.2% revision rate at 10 years
– VAS: 8.8 to 0.6, SANE: 24 to 96, ASES: 17 to 98, SST: 2 to 11
* Rotator Cuff Outcomes
Worker’s Compensation VAS: 6.0 to 2.8, SANE: 32 to 70, ASES: 42 to 70.2, SST: 3.6 to 6.3
Private Patients VAS: 5.3 to 1.6, SANE: 34.9 to 76.9, ASES: 41.9 to 79.6, SST: 6.2 to 9.5
* Non-Rotator Cuff Surgery- Shoulder
Worker’s Compensation VAS: 6.4 to 2.2, SANE: 44.5 to 76, ASES: 47.3 to 72.2, SST:4.4 to 6.7
Private Patients VAS: 4.4 to 1.0, SANE: 41 to 76, ASES: 47.6 to 88, SST: 5.2 to 9.6

For all worker’s compensation cases compared to non-worker’s compensation cases
* Pain magnified at all time points
* Subjective outcomes approximately 10% worse
* ASES nearly equal pre-op but significantly worse at 1 year
* SST worse pre-op and post-op