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Bring It On- December 2020 - S...

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T he concept of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has been around for more than 20 years, introduced in colorectal and abdominal cases as fast-tracked "acceler- ated surgery" that tried to reduce surgical stress and organ dysfunction in order to speed up postoperative recovery times. While the patient-centered, evidence-based interven- tions have been adopted to some degree in orthopedic arenas, particu- larly with hip and knee arthroplasties, widespread adoption of ERAS principles in the overall total joints space has been limited. 3 6 • 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 • D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 0 Alan David Kaye, MD, PhD | Shreveport, La. ERAS Protocols are Pathways to Success Enhanced recovery protocols improve patient experiences, clinical out- comes and your facility's bottom line. DELICATE BALANCE Minimally invasive surgical tech- niques, regional anesthesia and maintaining normothermia make procedures as stress-free as possible for patients. LSU HSC

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