Hip arthroscopy is known to be a relatively safe procedure with a limited and unique set complications and low hospital readmission rates. Many patients, however, may seek emergency department evaluation after surgery for postoperative pain or complaints unrelated to the most commonly cited complications, such as traction neuropraxia. It is important to recognize and understand the reasons why patients seek medical care after surgery because many of these encounters may be preventable with optimization of perioperative multimodal pain control regimens and proper patient education regarding their expected postoperative course. Patients with barriers to health care access, such as Medicare and Medicaid patients, may be at higher risk for emergency department evaluation of their problems after surgery and clinicians should consider providing additional counseling to these patients regarding when and how to seek medical evaluation after surgery.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery|
|State||Published - Jun 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine