Patient Optimization-Strategies That Work: Malnutrition.


Journal Article (Review)

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.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.Patients with optimized nutritional parameters have fewer complications, especially related to wound healing and infection.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

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27118349

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8406

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-5403

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.arth.2016.03.027


  • eng