During the last decades, most Danish orthopaedic centres have implemented fast-track protocols in total hip and knee arthroplasty. The paper by Petersen et al. describes temporal trends in length of stay and risk of readmissions. The authors describe a dramatic reduction in length of stay from a median of three days in 210 to a median of only one day in 2017 without any increase in the readmissions.
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Temporal trends in length of stay and readmissions after fast-track hip and knee arthroplasty
Pelle Baggesgaard Petersen, Christoffer Calov Jørgensen & Henrik Kehlet