Journal article

The Impact of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery on Total Joint Arthroplasty: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Siddharth Rele, Cade Shadbolt, Chris Schilling, Nicholas F Taylor, Michelle M Dowsey, Peter FM Choong

JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The number of total joint arthroplasties (TJAs) being performed is increasing worldwide. To match this increasing demand, there has been focus on hastening patients' recovery of function. This effort has culminated in the formulation of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) strategies. However, with evolving ERAS programs and new recommendations, a review of current evidence is required to provide clinicians with up-to-date information about its effect on outcomes for TJA. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the utility of ERAS programs on patient, health service, and economic outcomes for primary, elective total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty..

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