Factors associated with prolonged length of stay following a total knee replacement in patients aged over 75

International Orthopaedics, 04/30/2012

Pre–operative use of walking aids, peri–operative haemoglobin concentration, failure to mobilise early following the operation and post–operative complications (including the need for a blood transfusion) seem to be the significant factors associated with a prolonged stay in hospital in the over 75 year olds.

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