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Table 3 Cost by surgical approach evaluated at 3 months post-surgery

From: Subscapularis- and deltoid-sparing vs traditional deltopectoral approach in reverse shoulder arthroplasty: a prospective case-control study

  All prosthesis (N = 35) SSCS approach (N = 17) TDP approach (N = 18) P value
Hospitalization stay 11.9 ± 10.2 8.2 ± 6.4 15.2 ± 11.9 0.04
Hospitalization costs (dollars) 13,600 ± 7900 10,500 ± 5200 16,400 ± 8700 0.02
Complication rate 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%) 1
Number of outpatient care physical therapy sessions 14.1 ± 13.7 15.9 ± 17.9 12.4 ± 8.7 0.48
  1. TDP traditional deltopectoral, SSCS subscapularis and deltoid sparing