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Manager's Guide to Orthopedic Surgery - August 2014

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FEATURES Manager's Guide to Orthopedic Surgery Patients with balky knees, banged up shoulders and broken wrists are returning to athletic competition and life routines faster and happier thanks to game-changing technologies that provide clearer views and improve access to injured bones and joints. We hope you use the Manager's Guide to Orthopedic Surgery to learn about the specialty's current state of the art and its promising potential as innovations continue to push more complex procedures to the outpatient setting. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN 8 Arthroscopy's Advances Technological innovations and state-of-the-art tools have dramatically improved joint surgery. Patrick M. Connor, MD 18 Get the Upper Hand on Orthopedic Pain 5 strategies to manage post-surgical pain in your ortho patients. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 24 To Eliminate SSIs, We Went Back to Square One The way we'd always done things wasn't good enough. James S. Harrop, MD 30 Hands, Wrists & Elbows How your ortho service line can benefit from upper-extremity procedures. R. Glenn Gaston, MD 36 C-Arm Essentials Recent advances provide greater flexibility, precision and clarity. John Alexander, RT (R), (CT), CPC 44 ABC's of Ortho Navigation Systems Is computer-assisted surgery for you? Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 49 Power Tool Preferences Keep these factors in mind when equipping your surgeons. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 53 Positioned for Progress Tables and attachments are making procedures safer and more efficient. David C. Raab, DO

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