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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Orthopedics - August 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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1 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 I 'd been thinking about transitioning my total hips from inpa- tient to outpatient, but hadn't yet taken the leap when the bass fisherman walked into my clinic. He was quite blunt in telling me that he wasn't crazy about doctors and he certainly didn't want to spend a night in the hospital when he had his hip replaced. He was young and healthy, so I thought, "Why not?" That decision, made back in 2013, was based on more than just the fact that I was confronted by an impatient patient. It was based on the positive results I'd been obtaining for years in inpatient ORs using an anterior approach. The Inside Scoop on Same-Day Hip Success Plenty of planning and a pushy patient helped me make the move to outpatient ORs. • HEAD ON Patrick Toy, MD, (center), says the anterior approach is one of the keys to outpatient hip replacement. Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics Patrick Toy, MD | Memphis, Tenn.

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