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Outcomes and patient safety in overlapping vs. nonoverlapping total joint arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Malahias MA, Antoniadou T, Jang SJ, et al. Outcomes and patient safety in overlapping vs. nonoverlapping total joint arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021;29(24):e1387-e1395. doi: 10.5435/jaaos-d-20-01130

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January 19, 2022
Malahias M-A, Antoniadou T, Jang SJ, et al. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021;29(24):e1387-e1395.

Previous research has raised concerns about safety risks associated with overlapping surgery, defined as two procedures performed concurrently, but where critical surgical portions of each procedure occur at different times. Based on a meta-analysis of six articles, the authors of this systematic review found that rates of surgical complications readmissions were similar among overlapping and nonoverlapping surgery in patients undergoing total joint arthroscopy.

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Malahias MA, Antoniadou T, Jang SJ, et al. Outcomes and patient safety in overlapping vs. nonoverlapping total joint arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021;29(24):e1387-e1395. doi: 10.5435/jaaos-d-20-01130