Title

Operation time effect on rates of perioperative complications after operative treatment of distal radius fractures

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-1-2021

Journal

Journal of Orthopaedics

Volume

24

DOI

10.1016/j.jor.2021.02.020

Keywords

Comorbidity; Complications; Distal radius fracture; Operation time

Abstract

© 2021 Professor P K Surendran Memorial Education Foundation Purpose: The purpose is to identify the impact of operation time length on complications for patients undergoing operative treatment of distal radius fracture. Methods: Patients who underwent operative treatments for distal radius fractures were identified in a national database. Data collected include patient demographic information, comorbidities, and complications. Results: Operation time was found to be an independent predictor for return to the operating room. Operation time was not found to be a predictor of other postoperative complications. Conclusion: Surgeons should work to shorten procedure duration whenever possible to minimize the risks that longer operative times can have on patient outcomes.

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