Journal Article

Safety of overlapping inpatient orthopaedic surgery: a multicenter study.

Dy CJ; Osei DA; Maak TG; Gottschalk MB; Zhang AL; Maloney MD; Presson AP; O'Keefe RJ.

Overlapping surgery is a controversial practice in which an attending surgeon performs more than one procedure concurrently. This retrospective cohort of overlapping orthopedic surgeries across five academic institutions found no differences between complication rates for overlapping versus nonoverlapping procedures. The authors recommend individualizing decisions regarding overlapping surgeries.