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Pushing For Change - July 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U L Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 4 1 O utpatient total joints currently account for about 3% of all joint replacements performed in the U.S. That percentage is projected to grow to 30% to 50% over the next five years, according to Ritesh R. Shah, MD, chief of orthopedic surgery at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. Although the coronavirus halted elective surgeries earlier this year Jared Bilski | Managing Editor Same-day Total Joints Set to Surge Efforts to keep patients out of hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic could ultimately increase outpatient demand. TARGETED APPROACH Minimizing muscle and tissue damage helps to limit post-op pain.

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