Day of surgery discharge after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: an effective perioperative pathway.

@article{Gondusky2014DayOS,
  title={Day of surgery discharge after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: an effective perioperative pathway.},
  author={Joseph S Gondusky and Leera Choi and Naila Khalaf and Jay J. Patel and Steven L Barnett and Robert S Gorab},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={516-9}
}
Day of surgery (DOS) discharge after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) allows for safe, efficient care of the appropriately selected patient. Refinement of our perioperative pathway over the last decade has allowed for successful DOS discharge of 160 consecutive patients. The cohort averaged 65 years and American Society of Anesthesiology class was 1-3 (mean, 1.8). Perioperative pain control included a preoperative single shot femoral nerve block. Mean recovery room time was 121 (SD = 37… CONTINUE READING
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