Newer anesthesia and rehabilitation protocols enable outpatient hip replacement in selected patients.

@article{Berger2009NewerAA,
  title={Newer anesthesia and rehabilitation protocols enable outpatient hip replacement in selected patients.},
  author={R. A. Berger and Sheila A Sanders and Elizabeth S Thill and Scott M. Sporer and Craig J. Della Valle},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2009},
  volume={467 6},
  pages={1424-30}
}
UNLABELLED Advancements in the surgical approach, anesthetic technique, and the initiation of rapid rehabilitation protocols have decreased the duration of hospitalization and subsequent length of recovery following elective total hip arthroplasty. We assessed the feasibility and safety of outpatient total hip arthroplasty in 150 consecutive patients. A comprehensive perioperative anesthesia and rehabilitation protocol including preoperative teaching, regional anesthesia, and preemptive oral… CONTINUE READING
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