Minimal incision protocols for anesthesia, pain management, and physical therapy with standard incisions in hip and knee arthroplasties: the effect on early outcomes.

@article{Nuelle2007MinimalIP,
  title={Minimal incision protocols for anesthesia, pain management, and physical therapy with standard incisions in hip and knee arthroplasties: the effect on early outcomes.},
  author={Douglas G Nuelle and Kathy Mann},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={20-5}
}
Dramatic early outcomes with "minimal incision" surgery are attributed to patient selection, perioperative management, and the surgical procedure. This study was one on 50 patients in a single surgeon's practice who underwent total hip and total knee arthroplasties with standard incisions. The first 25 patients had standard perioperative management, whereas… CONTINUE READING