Comparison of minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty with standard approach total knee arthroplasty in terms of length of post-operative hospital stay.

  • Muhammad Usman Haider Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • Raja Umar Liaqat Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • Junaid Khan Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • Islam ud Din Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Imran Aftab Independent Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Keywords: Length of Hospital Stay, Minimally Invasive, Osteoarthritis, Total Knee Arthroplasty

Abstract

To compare the minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty with standard approach total knee arthroplasty in terms of mean length of post-operative hospital stay. Study Design: Randomized Controlled Trial. Setting: Department of Orthopaedics, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi. Period: 06 months i.e. from 21st March 2018 to 20th September 2018. Materials and Methods: A total of one hundred (n=100) patients between age 30-80 years who were planned to undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were enrolled and randomly allocated to two groups. The patients in group A were operated through minimally invasive technique and in group B, were operated through standard approach. Outcome was measured in terms of mean length of hospital stay in both groups. Results: Baseline characteristics were comparable in both the groups. In group A, mean length of hospital stay was 4.4±0.64 days while in group B it was 5.6±0.63 days (p=0.001). Similar trend was noted when data was stratified with respect to age, gender, anatomical side and BMI. Conclusion: Minimally invasive TKA resulted in shorter length of hospital stay following when compared with standard approach TKA.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Usman Haider, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

MBBS

Registrar

Department of Orthopaedics

 

Raja Umar Liaqat, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

MBBS

Senior Registrar

Department of Orthopaedics

 

 

Junaid Khan, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

MBBS

Registrar

Department of Orthopaedics

 

Islam ud Din, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics)

Muhammad Imran Aftab, Independent Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

MBBS, M.Phil.

Assistant Professor

Department of Physiology,

 

Published
2019-08-10