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A P R I L 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 HOT TECHNOLOGY S P E C I A L E D I T I O N To Our Readers This year's Manager's Guide to Hot Technology provides a glimpse at the game-changing advances that are transforming ORs into advanced workspaces where surgeons perform complex procedures with more precision and confidence. Patients are also benefiting from evolving efforts to better manage post-op pain and interactive platforms that guide them through their rehab and recoveries. It's important to keep pace with the latest developments in surgical care to ensure your facility remains at the forefront of innovation and continues to attract leading surgeons and savvy patients. o u t p a t i e n t s u r g e r y . n e t 40 4 On Point Early Adopters Will Lead the Way Jihad Kaouk, MD 8 Talk About Progress Smart speakers could someday improve communications in the OR. Daniel Cook | Editor-in-Chief 12 Seeing Surgery in a New Light The bright, in-depth views of 4K and 3D take surgical imaging to the next level. Nicole Azzara | Contributing Editor 19 3 Key Advances in Post-op Pain Management New tools focus on providing targeted analgesia with fewer opioids. Jared Bilski | Managing Editor 25 Sterile Reprocessing Goes High Tech Automation, advanced imaging and even blue wrap-wrapping robots are transforming instrument care. Bob Marrs, BA, ST, CRCST, CIS, CHL 33 Informed Decisions Enhance Patient Safety Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality are helping surgeons leverage data to perform safer surgeries. Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor 40 Raring to Go After Joint Replacements Rehab technologies and advanced care get patients back up to speed sooner after surgery. Ravi Bashyal, MD 46 The Future of Robotic-Assisted Total Joints Improved precision, speedier recoveries and patient appeal are just a few of the reasons the robot is becoming a mainstay in orthopedics. John Berry | Editorial Assistant 54 'Virtual Surgeon' Transforms The Reach of Surgery Q&A with Shafi Ahmed, PhD, FRCS, the world's most watched surgeon and healthcare futurist. A p r i l 2 0 2 0 Contents

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