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Knie- und Hüfttotalendoprothese in 2 Tagen: Das dänische Fast-Track-Modell

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BACKGROUND: Patients in Denmark undergoing total knee or hip replacement are routinely discharged within 2 days of surgery. A critical examination of traditional treatment methods, combined with focused research, has during the last 20 years increasingly optimized the treatment course in such a way that it has become possible to radically reduce the length of stay (LOS).

BASICS OF THE FAST-TRACK MODEL: The most important elements of this Fast-Track model are described. The patient motivation and transfer of partial responsibility to the patient through intensive information, optimized operation techniques, as well as modern multi-modal pain therapy with early mobilization are key issues. The relatively small and homogenous health care system of Denmark offers good research conditions and the possibility of a fast implementation of the latest results, as well as a lump-sum based re-imbursement system without minimum stay-both factors have been favorable for the development of the Fast-Track model.

Translated title of the contributionTotal knee and hip arthroplasty within 2 days: The Danish Fast-Track Model
Original languageGerman
JournalDer Orthopade
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Aug 2019

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