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BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) is risk factor for complications after orthopedic surgery. OBJECTIVES We tested the hypothesis that anesthesia preoperative clinic (APC) referral for elevated glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) reduces complication rate after total joint arthroplasty (TJA). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (n = 203) with and without DM were(More)
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