Total hip replacements in ASCs vs. HOPDs: 3 key notes

Total hip replacement is safe to perform in both ASCs and hospital outpatient departments, according to research published in the Journal of Arthroplasty.

Researchers collected data from 3,063 total hip replacement cases (965 were outpatient) performed by two surgeons between 2013 and 2018.

Three details to know:

1. A total of 37 complications were reported within 90 days of surgery.

2. There weren't any statistical differences between HOPDs and ASCs for 90-day complications, revisions, emergency department visits or readmissions.

3. Researchers concluded that total hip replacement can be performed safely in HOPD and ASC settings.

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