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Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery

HealthDay—March 16, 2017

HealthDay reporter Alan Mozes writes on new studies being presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) about hip and knee replacement surgeries.

Led by Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA, orthopedic surgeon at HSS, one study presented found that patients who are discharged directly home following a total knee replacement face a lower risk for complications and hospital readmission than those who first go to an inpatient rehab facility.

Another HSS study found that hip replacement patients admitted to an inpatient facility rather than being sent home, faced a higher risk for respiratory, wound and urinary complications and a higher risk for hospital readmission and death.

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