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Outpatient Surgery Safe for Total Hip

BN-MJ515_NEWHIP_J_20160201111057Total hip replacement can be performed safely and effectively on an outpatient basis for healthy patients, a researcher reported here.

From 2008 to 2014, a total of 549 patients underwent mini-posterior arthroplasty at a single ambulatory surgical center and were discharged the same day, according to Gregg R. Klein, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Paramus, N.J.

Only three of the 549 patients (0.5%) were admitted to the local hospital following discharge from the outpatient facility — one for pain control after having failed to acknowledge a longstanding dependence on high-dose narcotics, one for migration of the acetabular component, and one for polyarthralgia with hypotension, he explained at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

“There were no medical or surgical events relating to having the surgery done as an outpatient that placed patients at risk,” he said.

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