Urinary retention after total hip and knee arthroplasty.

@article{Balderi2010UrinaryRA,
  title={Urinary retention after total hip and knee arthroplasty.},
  author={T Balderi and Francesco Carli},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={120-30}
}
Postoperative urinary retention (POUR) occurs after lower joint arthroplasty with an incidence between 0% and 75%. This vast range reflects the differences in diagnosis and management of POUR. At present, clinical practice includes either preoperative insertion of an indwelling catheter to be removed after 24-48 postoperative hours or postoperative intermittent in-and-out catheterization performed either at scheduled times (every 6-8 hours) or as necessary. Although the most effective approach… CONTINUE READING

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