Same day discharge after total joint arthroplasty: The future may be now

Vinay K. Aggarwal, Savyasachi Thakkar, Kristopher Collins, Jonathan Vigdorchik

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-256
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
Volume75
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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