Longer hospital stay, more complications, and increased mortality but substantially improved function after knee replacement in older patients

@inproceedings{Maempel2015LongerHS,
  title={Longer hospital stay, more complications, and increased mortality but substantially improved function after knee replacement in older patients},
  author={Julian Frederick Maempel and Fraser Riddoch and Neville Calleja and Ivan J. Brenkel},
  booktitle={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Total knee replacement (TKR) is being increasingly performed in elderly patients, yet there is little information on specific requirements and complication rates encountered by this group. We assessed whether elderly patients undergoing TKR had different length of stay, requirements, complication rates, and functional outcomes compared to younger counterparts. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed prospectively gathered data on 3,144 consecutive primary TKRs (in 2,092… CONTINUE READING
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