Stavros Memtsoudis, Hospital for Special Surgery (image) Hospital for Special Surgery Share Print E-Mail Caption Roughly 3 percent of patients who undergo total hip and knee replacement surgery require critical care services before they are discharged from the hospital, said Stavros Memtsoudis, M.D., Ph.D., director of Critical Care Services at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, who led the study. "Hospitals need to understand that it is going to be a significant part of their patient population and allocate resources accordingly." Credit Hospital for Special Surgery Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.