The Need for a Step-up in Postoperative Medical Care is Predictable in Orthopedic Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Analgesia, Patient-Controlled
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Nerve Block
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional

abstract

  • In an elderly population with multiple comorbidities undergoing elective common major orthopedic procedures, approximately 2% of patients required readmission to the PACU. The most common problems requiring this step-up in care were cardiac and pulmonary, which resulted in an increased length of hospital stay. Patients with OSA and multiple comorbidities undergoing total knee arthroplasty carry an increased risk for postoperative complications.

publication date

  • February 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4733692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11420-015-9467-3

PubMed ID

  • 26855629

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 59

end page

  • 65

volume

  • 12

number

  • 1