Enhanced recovery programmes after total hip arthroplasty can result in reduced length of hospital stay without compromising functional outcome

Source:  Bone & Joint Journal 2016, 98(4), 475-82

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Date of publication:  April 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Study aimed to investigate the effect of an enhanced recovery program on the short-term functional outcome after total hip arthroplasty.  The program was shown to be a significant independent factor which shortened length of stay, and the rates of dislocation and mortality one year post-operatively were not found to be significantly different.

Length of publication:  8 pages

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Acknowledgement: Bone & Joint Journal

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