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2020 Apr 10

J Arthroplasty

Modifiable Analgesia-/Anesthesia-Related Factors and Risk of Severe Gastrointestinal Complications After Lower Extremity Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Nationwide Analysis.


Bekeris J, Fiasconaro M, Valle A G D, Liu J, Shanaghan K A, Poeran J, Wilson LA, Memtsoudis SG
J Arthroplasty. 2020 Apr 10.
PMID: 32376164.


Severe gastrointestinal (GI) complications after elective hip and knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA) are rare. Some of them can be life-threatening and/or require emergency abdominal surgery. We studied the epidemiology of severe GI complications after THA/TKA and associations with anesthesia- and/or analgesia-related factors.