THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Same-day discharge (SDD) is becoming more common for total hip replacements (THA) and total knee replacements (TKA), according to a study recently published in line in the Arthroplasty Diary.
Eytan M. Debbi, MD, Ph.D., of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and colleagues used the PearlDiver All-Payer Database to assess trends in primary cases of elective PTH/PTK between 2010 and 2017.
The researchers found that of the 1,789,601 patients identified (68.8% TKA and 31.2% THA), 2.9% TKA and 2.2% THA were SDD. There was an increase in annual SDD rates, with an average annual change of 15.8% for SDD-THA and 11.1% for SDD-TKA. SDD patients were significantly younger and had fewer comorbidities. Overall, there was a slightly higher risk of complications requiring readmission for SDD-TKA compared to non-SDD-TKA (odds ratio, 1.14; 95% confidence interval, 1.07 to 1.21; P
“SDD becomes more common and probably safer with appropriate patient selection and postoperative monitoring,” the authors write.
One author disclosed financial ties to the biomedical industry.
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