Erica G Fisk

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BACKGROUND Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is a rapidly growing treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis that is generally performed as an inpatient procedure. The feasibility of outpatient total ankle arthroplasty (OTAA) has not been reported in the literature. We sought to establish proof of concept for OTAA by comparing outpatient vs inpatient(More)
Orthopedic trauma patients are routinely transfused for anemia even when asymptomatic at rest, despite there being relatively little scientific evidence as to what level of anemia can be safely tolerated. Some surgeons prefer a more liberal approach, transfusing to keep hemoglobin (Hgb) levels at 7.0 g/dL or higher; others prefer a more conservative(More)
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