Patient Optimization-Strategies That Work: Malnutrition.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

BACKGROUND: Patient optimization is receiving increasing attention as outcomes monitoring and bundled payments have been introduced in joint arthroplasty. Optimization of nutrition is an important aspect of perioperative management. METHODS: This manuscript is a review of previously published material related to nutrition and the impact of malnutrition on surgical outcomes, with guidance for surgeons preparing patients for elective joint arthroplasty. RESULTS: Patients with optimized nutritional parameters have fewer complications, especially related to wound healing and infection. CONCLUSION: Nutritional assessment and optimization should be a part of the perioperative management of patients undergoing lower extremity arthroplasty.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Golladay, GJ; Satpathy, J; Jiranek, WA

Published Date

  • August 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1631 - 1634

PubMed ID

  • 27118349

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8406

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.arth.2016.03.027


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States