Trends in in-hospital major morbidity and mortality after total joint arthroplasty: United States 1998-2008.

@article{Kirksey2012TrendsII,
  title={Trends in in-hospital major morbidity and mortality after total joint arthroplasty: United States 1998-2008.},
  author={Meghan A. Kirksey and Ya Lin Chiu and Yan Ma and Alejandro Gonz{\'a}lez Della Valle and Lazaros A. Poultsides and Peter Gerner and Stavros G Memtsoudis},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2012},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={321-7}
}
BACKGROUND The use of total joint arthroplasties is increasing worldwide. In this work we aim to elucidate recent trends in demographics and perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing total hip (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS Data from the US Nationwide Impatient Sample between 1998 and 2008 were gathered for primary THAs and TKAs. Trends in patient age, comorbidity burden, length of hospitalization, frequency of major perioperative complications, and in-hospital mortality… CONTINUE READING

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