Introducing the fast track surgery principles can reduce length of stay after autologous breast reconstruction using free flaps: A case control study.

@article{Bonde2015IntroducingTF,
  title={Introducing the fast track surgery principles can reduce length of stay after autologous breast reconstruction using free flaps: A case control study.},
  author={Christian Thorsten Bonde and Hoda Khorasani and Kirsten Eriksen and Mette Stueland Wolthers and Henrik Kehlet and Jens J\orgen Elberg},
  journal={Journal of plastic surgery and hand surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={367-71}
}
INTRODUCTION The concept of fast-track surgery (FTS) is a peri- and postoperative care concept developed to reduce length of hospital stay (LOS) and morbidity after surgery. FTS programmes have been reported from other surgical specialities, but there are few reports of FTS in plastic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Autologous breast reconstructions have been performed with abdominal free flaps since 1994. In 2006, an FTS program was introduced. Important changes in procedure were: early… CONTINUE READING

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