Outpatient ACL Surgery: Is It Safe?

  • Michael B. Ellman
  • Rachel M. Frank
  • Sanjeev Bhatia
  • Bernard R. BachJr.
Chapter

Abstract

Several factors have played a prominent role in the successful transition from inpatient to outpatient ACL reconstruction over the past 25 years, including (1) advances in surgical technique (two-incision arthroscopic to single-incision endoscopic); (2) improved understanding of perioperative complications such as pain and nausea; (3) decreased or similar rates of postoperative arthrofibrosis, hemarthrosis, and deep venous thrombosis; (4) increased patient satisfaction; and (5) significant cost savings. Today, outpatient ACL surgery is a routine, safe, and cost-effective experience.

Keywords

Drilling Epinephrine Xylocaine Ibuprofen Acetaminophen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael B. Ellman
    • 1
  • Rachel M. Frank
    • 1
  • Sanjeev Bhatia
    • 1
  • Bernard R. BachJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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