Management of outpatient orthopedic surgery.

  title={Management of outpatient orthopedic surgery.},
  author={Karen C. Nielsen and Susan M. Steele},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  volume={14 6},
The past few years have witnessed tremendous growth in the number and complexity of orthopedic surgical procedures performed on an outpatient basis. Despite these advances, postoperative pain remains a significant problem that may limit further expansion of outpatient orthopedic surgery. Regional anesthesia plays an important role in day case surgery facilitating fast-tracking, accelerating discharge, reducing unexpected hospital admissions, and providing prolonged pain relief. Continuous… CONTINUE READING