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|Title:||Rapid recovery following hip and knee arthroplasty using local infiltration analgesia: length of stay, rehabilitation protocol and cost savings.|
|Publication Title:||ANZ Journal of Surgery|
|Abstract:||Abstract Background We implemented local infiltration analgesia (LIA) as a technique of providing post‐operative pain management and early mobilization after arthroplasty surgery and have progressively found patients able to go home earlier. This study compares the national data on hip and knee arthroplasty provided by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Medibank Private with our outcomes using LIA and rapid recovery. Methods Prospective study of one surgeon including 200 knees, and 165 hips in the two years till June 2016. Variables included in comparison to the two groups were: length of stay, percentage of patients transferred to rehabilitation or intensive care unit (ICU), readmitted within 30 days and average separation cost. Results Hip replacement median length of stay in our series was two nights versus five nights, inpatient rehabilitation 7% versus 36%, ICU admission zero versus 4%, and readmissions 3.9% versus 6.0%, the average hospital separation cost in our series was $17 813 versus $26 734. Knee replacement median length of stay in our study was one night versus five nights, ICU 0.5% versus 3%, rehabilitation 4.5% versus 43%, and readmission 6% versus 7%, the average hospital separation cost in our group was $16 437 versus $27 505. Conclusion The comprehensive approach of LIA and rapid recovery enables patients to have shorter hospitalization, lower rehabilitation incidence and a resultant reduction in health expenditure.|
|Internal ID Number:||01501|
|Health Subject:||ECONOMICS OF HIP OR KNEE ARTHROPLASTY|
FAST TRACK TOTAL HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT
INPATIENT REHABILITATION AFTER JOINT REPLACEMENT
LOCAL INFILTRATION ANALGESIA
RAPID RECOVERY HIP OR KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
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