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How ASCs can boost efficiency in outpatient total joint replacement — 5 key takeaways

Becker’s Spine Review reports HSS hip and knee surgeon Michael P. Ast, MD discussed the migration of total joint replacement to the outpatient setting, keys to providing reproducible outcomes in these surgeries and valuable technologies for ASCs to invest in during a workshop at Becker’s Orthopedics + ASCVirtual Forum.

Takeaways from the workshop include earlier discharges post-hip or – knee replacement; the rise in the number of ASCs in the past five years; streamlining total joint procedures with improved navigation systems; orthopedic surgeons should engage in more research on fluid management; and patient selection is key to achieving reproducible outcomes.

Read the full article at Beckersspine.com.