Accelerated recovery for unicompartmental knee replacement--a feasibility study.

@article{Beard2002AcceleratedRF,
  title={Accelerated recovery for unicompartmental knee replacement--a feasibility study.},
  author={David John Beard and D. W. Murray and Jonathan Lloyd Rees and A. J. Price and Christopher A. F. Dodd},
  journal={The Knee},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={221-4}
}
A pilot study assessed the feasibility of discharging NHS patients undergoing knee replacement within a day of surgery. Seven patients with medial compartment osteoarthritis were recruited after fulfilling strict exclusion criteria. Pre-operative assessment revealed that all patients had significant dysfunction and pain before operation. They had medial unicompartmental replacement through a short incision without dislocation of the patella. Each patient underwent an accelerated recovery… CONTINUE READING

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