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Special Edition: Orthopedics- September 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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H ip replacements may be thought of as elective surgery, but not for the patients who need a new joint. After trying to manage their chron- ic pain with anti-inflammatories, physical therapy or injections, many patients are at their wits' end and desperate for a remedy. With their quality of life suffering, surgery is often the best and only solution. Now it's easier than ever for orthopedic facilities to offer that option. A same-day total hip replacement seems like a daunting surgery to perform. It can be, but tremen- dous strides have been made in the quality and effi- ciency of this life-altering procedure. There's an ever-growing list of outpatient facilities that are per- forming these surgeries with great success thanks to new techniques and comprehensive patient care. If you're interested in adding same-day hips — or want to ramp up your current caseload — here's how to make it happen. 6 • S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 0 Same-Day Hips Are a Recipe for Success Expect case volumes to surge as more total-joint procedures move to the outpatient setting. STRAIGHTFORWARD APPROACH There are different ways to perform a hip replacement, but what matters most is achieving excellent outcomes. Steven Dellose, MD I Wilmington, Del.

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