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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Concepts and Application to Total Shoulder Replacement.

Wainwright, T. W., Immins, T., Antonis, J.H.A., Hartley, R. and Middleton, R.G.. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Concepts and Application to Total Shoulder Replacement. Orthopaedic Nursing, 38 (6), 375 - 380.

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Shoulder paper - Submission May 2019 (1).pdf - Accepted Version
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DOI: 10.1097/NOR.0000000000000609


BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) focuses on optimizing each element on a treatment pathway and encouraging the patient to actively engage in his or her recovery and rehabilitation. It requires collaboration across a multidisciplinary team and has been successful in improving patient outcomes, length of stay (LOS), and costs for a wide range of surgical procedures, including musculoskeletal surgeries such as total hip and total knee replacement. PURPOSE: To examine the application of ERAS concepts to total shoulder replacement (TSR) surgery. METHODS: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) in England on LOS for TSR surgery were examined, and a review of literature on the use of ERAS concepts in TSR was undertaken. RESULTS: Analysis of HES data suggested scope for improvement in reducing LOS. A review of the literature found some evidence of the use of ERAS concepts, particularly in multimodal pain management. CONCLUSIONS: Future research is now required for ERAS procedure-specific components for TSR surgery.

Item Type:Article
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:33084
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:28 Nov 2019 17:01
Last Modified:15 Aug 2021 08:20


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