Predictive factors of length of hospital stay after primary total knee arthroplasty

@article{Belt2014PredictiveFO,
  title={Predictive factors of length of hospital stay after primary total knee arthroplasty},
  author={Lotte van den Belt and Peter van Essen and Petra J C Heesterbeek and Koen C. Defoort},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={23},
  pages={1856-1862}
}
To reduce post-operative length of hospital stay (PLOS) after primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the fast-track method was introduced which focusses on mobilising the patient within 2 h after surgery. The aim of this prospective study was to identify the factors that predict PLOS using the fast-track method. In a consecutive series from July 2012 to November 2012, all patients who were admitted for a primary TKA (Genesis II prosthesis, Smith and Nephew, Memphis, TN) were included in a… CONTINUE READING

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