Medical optimization readies patients for successful orthopedic surgery

January 7th, 2019

When health care professionals do not attempt to improve the modifiable medical risk factors, patients may experience complications. James J. Purtill, MD, said these may include wound healing problems, cardiovascular complications, infection, increased readmission rates, long-term medical problems and worsening of existing medical conditions. Pre-admission testing done well before surgery is scheduled can indicate which patients need to be optimized to possibly mitigate intraoperative or postoperative problems.

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