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Manager's Guide to Surgery's Orthopedic Surgery - August 2015

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 5 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 7 A u g u s t 2 0 1 5 | w w w . o u t p a t i e n t s u r g e r y . n e t O r t h o p e d i c S u r g e r y C O N T E N T S 8 Inside Our Outpatient Total Joints Program Sending patients home hours after knee or hip replacement is ortho's hottest trend. Mark Gittins, DO 16 4 Arthroscopy Game-Changers From 4K to biologics, these advances are improv- ing case efficiencies and surgical outcomes. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 23 5 Essentials in Post-op Pain Management Why you should ditch the opioids — and what to use instead. Sylvia H. Wilson, MD 32 Are You Getting the Most Out of Your C-Arm? The newest units offer enhanced imaging, small- er footprints and minimal radiation exposure. Garrick W. Cason, MD 40 More Power to Them Surgeons want high-end features in the tools of their trade. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 46 Positioned for Success Situating patients properly provides surgeons with the access they need to optimize outcomes. Benjamin D. Ward, MD 52 Top-notch Tables Specialty surfaces that ease patient positioning and intraoperative imaging open outpatient doors to complex cases. R. August Ritter III, MD 58 It's Time for Personalized Tourniquet Systems They deliver more efficient application of cuff pressure to the limb, letting you use lower and safer tourniquet pressures. Jim McEwen, PhD 63 Breaking Stereotypes, Fixing Joints Q&A with Karen Wu, MD, FAAOS, joint replacement specialist and advocate for gender diversity in orthopedics. 16 M a n a g e r ' s G u i d e t o To Our Readers Orthopedic surgeon Mark Gittins, DO, (that's him drilling on the cover) knows what it takes to succeed in outpatient total joints, and takes you inside the comprehensive program he helped build at an ASC and surgical hospital in New Albany, Ohio. Replacing hips and knees in patients who will be sent home the day of surgery is just one of the latest developments we cover in the Manager's Guide to Orthopedic Surgery, our annual roundup of difference-making technologies and patient care improvements that continue to revolutionize joint procedures. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photograph courtesy of Mount Carmel Health System

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