Challenge of the Week / Knee / 07.12.19

A 63-year-old female patient undergoes uncomplicated total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Postoperatively, she clears all physical therapy parameters for discharge but is concerned about being discharged to home because she lives alone. Which of the following will this patient have if she is discharged to a skilled nursing facility?

  • Higher level of satisfaction with the procedure
  • Lower likelihood of readmission
  • Lower mortality risk
  • Higher risk of medical complications

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