Fall-related admissions after fast-track total hip and knee arthroplasty - cause of concern or consequence of success?

Christoffer C Jørgensen, Henrik Kehlet, Lundbeck Foundation Centre for Fast-track Hip and Knee Replacement Collaborative Group

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Abstract

Total hip (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA) are common procedures in elderly persons, who are at potential increased risk of postoperative fall due to loss of muscle strength and impaired balance. Fast-track surgery with early mobilization and opioid-sparing analgesia have improved outcomes after these procedures, but early mobilization and short hospitalization length of stay (LOS) could potentially increase the risk of falls after discharge. We investigated injuries, circumstances, and the timing of fall-related hospital admissions 90 days after fasttrack THA and TKA.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftClinical Interventions in Aging (Online)
Vol/bind8
Sider (fra-til)1569-77
Antal sider9
ISSN1178-1998
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2013

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