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Tkr rehab

Shivi Duggal, Susan Flics, Charles N Cornell
BACKGROUND: The increasing demand for total knee arthroplasty (TKR) and the initiatives to reduce health care spending have put the responsibility for efficient care on hospitals and providers. Multidisciplinary care pathways have been shown to shorten length of stay and result in improved short-term outcomes. However, common problems such as post-op nausea, orthostasis, and quad weakness remain, while reliance on discharge to rehabilitation facilities may also prolong hospital stay. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Our aim was to document that combined modifications of our traditional clinical pathway for unilateral TKR could lead to improved short-term outcomes...
February 2015: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
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