Navigation Links
Let Orthopedic Surgery Wait Until Morning When Possible
Date:9/7/2009

More minor complications seen with 'after-hours' procedures, study finds

MONDAY, Sept. 7 (HealthDay News) Scheduling a prime daytime slot to undergo an orthopedic procedure may lower your risk of an unplanned follow-up surgery later on, a new study has found.

The study, published in the September issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found little difference otherwise for healing, recovery time and major complication rates between certain orthopedic surgeries done during the day (between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.) and those done after hours (4 p.m. to 6 a.m.).

"Although everyone wants to be treated immediately, it may be in a patient's best interest to wait until morning. The reality is that the on-call night surgical team may not be well rested, as it is likely they had just finished a normal day shift," study lead author Dr. William M. Ricci, chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, said in a news release issued by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

The study of 203 surgeries to repair either a fractured thigh or shin bone found a higher incidence of follow-up surgery to remove painful hardware (often a supportive rod called an intramedullary nail fixation that was placed to stabilize the broken bone) in the after-hours patients than the daytime patients -- 27 percent versus 3 percent, respectively.

"The results of the study suggest that the system is working fairly well and it is not always best to rush a patient to the OR in the middle of the night. Naturally, when the medical condition is emergent and time is a critical factor, immediate surgery should proceed regardless of time of day," Ricci said in the news release.

"For non-emergent fracture care, sufficient daytime resources should be made available to avoid unnecessary night-time surgery," he added.

More information

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about orthopedic surgery.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, news release, Sept. 1, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. BPG Properties, LTD. Announces Land Sale to OrthopaediCare, Formerly Orthopedic Specialty Center, in New Britain Corporate Center in Chalfont, Pennsylvania
2. Xanthus Communications Adds New Client Manhattan Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group, P.C.
3. Twin Cities Orthopedics to Partner with Surgical Care Affiliates
4. Mobile Surgery International Assembles Team of Nationally Recognized Orthopedic Surgeons
5. Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Receives Upgrade From Moodys Investors Service
6. Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Reports $0.31 EPS for the Second Quarter 2009 and Raises Full Year EPS Guidance
7. Hospital for Special Surgery Remains Top Hospital in Northeast in U.S. News & World Reports Americas Best Hospitals List for Orthopedics
8. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Marc W. Hungerford, a Leading Expert in Field of Avascular Necrosis, Now at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center
9. Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release Conference Call
10. Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Receives Upgrade from Standard & Poors Rating Services
11. Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. Announces Two Acquisitions Totaling $5.3 Million of Annual Net Revenue
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Let Orthopedic Surgery Wait Until Morning When Possible
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association ... it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance ... 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair Minimum ... by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as the ... wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The company ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Nevada (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Vegas client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations ... in Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Today, MTI-GlobalStem, a provider of ... other difficult to transfect cells, announces its launch of the PluriQ™ G9™ Gene ... System is a complete system for culturing and transfecting human pluripotent stem ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Southern ... DDS, are co-chairs for the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) Foundation’s Mission of ... the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. , They expect to treat ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who ... challenges of the current process. Many of them do not ... the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those ... offer it at such a high cost that the majority ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on ... today announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing ... Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. ... in the third quarter of 2016, and to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a ... second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: