Approaches to Delivery of Care at Home Following Elective Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery


Arthritis has a worldwide increasing prevalence with increased demands on healthcare systems to provide arthroplasty surgery. There is growing evidence that early discharge and rehabilitation at home following hip and knee replacement provide similar or better results in function, complication rates and patient satisfaction. We suggest that this method of rehabilitation is a cost-effective viable option in fitter patients whose medical demands will be low postoperatively.

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Alnaib, M. , Agni, N. and Shaw, N. (2015) Approaches to Delivery of Care at Home Following Elective Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery. Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 3, 97-100. doi: 10.4236/ojtr.2015.33013.

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