Predictors of complications after TJA

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2014, 29 (10), 2031-5

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication:  October 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This study results showed the overall incidence rate for total joint arthroplasty was 3.8% for primary end points such as extended stay, re-operation and readmission.  Significant predictors included certain preexisting genitourinary, circulatory and respiratory conditions as well as advanced age.  Mental health conditions were seen to be predictive for subsequent serious complications.

Length of publication:  5 pages

Some important notes:  You will need an NHS Athens username and password to access this article.  Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  Healio.com

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