Total joint arthroplasty has traditionally been performed as an inpatient procedure to mitigate the risks of perioperative complications, limited mobility, and pain control issues. Reducing readmissions and complications is increasingly important with the push toward outcomes based reimbursement. Nonetheless, there is a definite trend toward not only shortening postoperative length of stay but also toward considering a same day discharge arthroplasty model in appropriately selected patients. In this review, we outline the literature evidence regarding same day discharge in total joint arthroplasty and discuss our own institutional guidelines for appropriate patient selection as well as contraindications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases|
|State||Published - Dec 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine