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A successful total joint program positions pain management as a central theme throughout the entire care sequence, from pre-op to post-op. This approach includes new techniques that make it possible to perform more complex surgeries same-day, thereby opening up beds in a hospital setting and increasing surgery potential in ASCs.
In the article Four Elements of a Highly Effective Same-Day Total Joint Program, David Harwood, MD and Stephen Kayiaros, MD, both of the University Center for Ambulatory Surgery in Somerset, NJ, discuss how they have elevated the success of their program by focusing on pain management in the following areas:
- The pre-operative visit
- The surgical care team
- Perioperative tools and techniques
- Follow-up approaches