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Orthop Clin North Am. 2018 Jan;49(1):69-72. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2017.08.009.

Hand Surgery in the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

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1
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, 1211 Union Avenue, Suite 510, Memphis, TN 38104, USA.
2
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, 1211 Union Avenue, Suite 510, Memphis, TN 38104, USA. Electronic address: jcalandruccio@campbellclinic.com.

Abstract

Outpatient surgery, especially in free-standing ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), provides a safe, cost-effective option for a variety of surgical procedures and has become the preferred choice over inpatient and hospital-based outpatient surgery for most hand and wrist procedures. Complication rates after ASC hand surgery are low (0.2%-2.5%). Patient dissatisfaction with ASC surgery is primarily associated with postoperative nausea and vomiting and inadequate pain control.

KEYWORDS:

Ambulatory surgery center; Complications; Costs; Hand surgery

PMID:
29145986
DOI:
10.1016/j.ocl.2017.08.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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