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Snuffing Out Surgical Smoke - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - December 2019

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8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 9 G ot both my knees replaced in late August — and both at the same time. Yes, I only had one surgery, one hospital stay and one course of rehabilitation, but the pain was just awful, and I needed help walking (cane and wheeled walker) and, ahem, sitting (shower chair and commode). My recovery was longer and harder than I'd expected. I was out of work for 11 weeks, sidelined for 3 issues of Outpatient Surgery and our OR Excellence Conference in October. Due to a misunderstanding on my part, I got a late start on physical therapy, but the threat of manipulation under anesthesia kicked my PT into high gear. As I write this 3 months post-op, I marvel at my before-and-after X- My Double Knee Replacement Saga Is it still considered "outpatient" surgery if you spend a night in the hospital? Editor's Page Dan O'Connor • BOWED NO MORE My before-and-after X-rays.

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