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Causes and predictors of 30-Day readmission after shoulder and knee arthroscopy: An analysis of 15,167 cases:
The rate of unplanned readmission within 30 days of shoulder and knee arthroscopic procedures is low, at 0.92%, with wound-related complications being the most common cause. In patients with advanced age, with chronic steroid use, and with chronic systemic disease, the risk of readmission may be higher. These findings may aid in the informed-consent process, patient optimization, and the quality-reporting and risk adjustment process.
Arthroscopy, June 2015