Repository URL:
http://research-repository.uwa.edu.au/en/publications/record(45e8431c-85d8-4158-8e59-3601049a9ca9).html
PMID:
28878516
DOI:
10.1016/j.jor.2017.08.012
PMCID:
PMC5581381
Author(s):
Kent, Michael, Calvert, Nick, Blades, Kevin, Swann, Alex, Yates, Piers
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
Blood transfusion, Enhanced recovery, Length of stay, Pain control, Revision hip replacement, Revision knee replacement, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Medicine
Most Recent Tweet View All Tweets
article description
Introduction This is the first study reporting the application of Enhanced Recovery Principles (ERP) to revision arthroplasty. Method Retrospective series of 132 revision hip and knee replacements treated with ERP. Results Infiltration was associated with reduced LOS in knees (6 vs 8.5 days), lower PCA usage and incidence of transfusion in knees (2 vs 3 days) and hips (1 vs 6 days). Revisions for infection had a longer LOS (5.4 vs 11.5 days p = 0.001), a greater use of PCA and a higher incidence of transfusion (5 vs 0) in both knees and hips. Discussion The application of ERPs to revision arthroplasty is safe. Infiltration appears to be an important factor in improving outcome measures.

This article has 0 Wikipedia mention.