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2019 Oct

J Reconstr Microsurg



Reducing Length of Stay after Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction with a Standardized Postoperative Protocol.


DelMauro MA, Chen K, Keller A
J Reconstr Microsurg. 2019 Oct; 35(8):557-567.
PMID: 31042802.


 Despite widespread acceptance of enhanced recovery after surgery protocols in other surgical specialties, plastic surgery has been slow to adopt fast-track principles. Recently, however, studies have shown that patients undergoing microsurgical breast reconstruction may benefit from a comprehensive postoperative protocol.