J Orthop Surg Res 2021 Oct 11;16(1):585. Epub 2021 Oct 11.
Practice Plus Group Hospital Barlborough, 2 Lindrick Way, Barlborough, S43 4XE, Chesterfield, UK.
Purpose: We investigated the safety of primary hip and knee replacements with same day discharge (SDD) and their effect on length of stay (LOS) of traditional inpatient arthroplasties at our elective orthopaedic ward.
Methods: 200 patients underwent elective, unilateral primary day case total hip (THA, n = 94), total knee (TKA, n = 60) and unicondylar knee replacements (UKA, n = 46). SDD rates, reasons for failure to discharge, readmission, complication and satisfaction rates were recorded at 6-week follow up. Read More