• Ambulatory Latissimus Dorsi Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective Cohort Study of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol

    6 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols improve quality-of-recovery and decrease length-of-stay for patients undergoing both alloplastic and autologous breast reconstruction. Their use in latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction has not been well established. The purpose of this study was to compare postoperative outcomes, length-of-stay and total costs between prospectively enrolled patients in an ERAS protocol to a retrospective cohort of patients with a traditional recovery after surgery protocol.
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