· Provides complete descriptions of the best multimodalprotocols in arthroplasty
· Explains how to get the best results from hip and knee arthroplastyprocedures
· Addresses a variety of scenarios concerning medical conditions in patients undergoingknee and hip arthroplasty
This volume describes the most recent medical guidelines for perioperativemanagement in arthroplasty with the aim of facilitating excellent control ofbleeding/thrombosis, pain and infection. For each area hemostasis control,pain control and infection control hot topics of key practical importance arediscussed and contrasting perspectives are presented on controversial issues,covering the views of different practitioners and specialties. Using theinformation contained in this book, the practitioner will be in an excellentposition to meet the principal goals of perioperative medical management. Theinformation provided will assist in the choice of a multimodal guideline thatminimizes the complication rate regarding bleeding and thromboembolism whilenot interfering with the patients recovery. Similarly, effective means of paincontrol and an optimized pain control protocol are discussed with a view toshortening hospital stay and achieving functional milestones that meet thepatients expectations. Finally, host, wound and environmental factors relevantto infection and its prevention are explained, with discussion of the bestmeans of prophylaxis, treatment and imaging. Surgeons, anesthesiologists andall medical practitioners and staff involved in the field of total hip and kneearthroplasty will find this book to be of value in their daily clinicalpractice. It will assist in the provision of enhanced medical management thatensures quicker recovery of the patient with fewer complications.
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