Is there a link between longer operating times and increased risk?

@article{Swanson2015IsTA,
  title={Is there a link between longer operating times and increased risk?},
  author={Eric C Swanson},
  journal={Aesthetic surgery journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={NP5-6}
}
Hardy et al 1 report an independent association between the length of surgery and complication rate. Should the prudent plastic surgeon limit surgery times to about 3 hours and consider staging operations that increase operating time beyond this threshold? As the authors acknowledge, 1 there are some limitations of a retrospective study based on Current… CONTINUE READING