Outpatient knee replacement requires ‘perfect execution’

By Jennie McKee

Some problems, including readmission and ED visits, can occur

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) are traditionally considered inpatient surgical procedures. But can recent advances—including minimally invasive techniques, improved perioperative anesthesia, and expedited rehabilitation protocols—enable them to be performed on an outpatient basis?

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