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Fast-track
 

Fast-track programmes represent a multi-modal rehabilitation strategy for the purpose of a quicker recovery of organ function after surgery. The concept is based on evidence based initiatives within sub-sections of the peroperative period in an organisational structure where a number of conditions, such as demands of increased interdisciplinary cooperation, are fulfilled.

 

The object of fast-track programmes is to give the patients a physiology based and optimised hospital stay with reduced morbidity and postoperative convalescence.

 

Through the resent years our orthopaedic research group has worked at optimising all sub-sections within the fast-track programme for patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty.

Based on two large randomized trials, Aarhus as the first in Denmark has introduced an optimised method of postoperative pain relief consisting of local infiltration analgesia.
 
At this point several large randomised clinical trials with focus on further optimising of postoperative analgesia as well as different mobilisation initiatives is going on.
 
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Contact Karen V. Andersen for further information.
 
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Publications
The Benefits and Harms of Early Mobilization and Supervised Exercise Therapy after Non-surgically Treated Proximal Humerus or Distal Radius fracture: A systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Østergaard HK, Mechlenburg I, Launonen AP, Vestermark MT, Mattila VM, Ponkilainen VT.
Developing and validating an accelerometer-based algorithm with machine learning to classify physical activity after acquired brain injury.
Honoré H, Gade R, Nielsen JF, Mechlenburg I
Ankle contractures are frequent among children with cerebral palsy and associated with lower gross motor function and degree of spasticity.
Krarup LH, Kristensen PK, Strand L, Bredtoft SL, Mechlenburg I, Nordbye-Nielsen K.
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