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Knee replacement timing is all wrong for most patients

When surgery is delayed, people don't get full benefit of new kneeWhen surgery is premature, patients assume unnecessary risk and may need a second replacementNearly 1 million knee replacement procedures are performed in the U.S. each year The timing of... Continue Reading →

New approach to managing surgery will speed patient recovery but challenges current practices

A review in CMAJ challenges historical surgical practices that are not research-based, outlining a multidisciplinary approach called enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) that will help patients recover more quickly from surgery. The article, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), reviews... Continue Reading →

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