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The Future of Knee Repair - February 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 Cures for Creaky Knees Can new techniques restore battered knees to like-new condition? I am a perfect candidate for bilateral knee replacement. Just not a willing one. I'm in no hurry to go under the knife, even though pain is a constant companion and I've had to stop playing pickup basketball. I'm bone-on-bone in both knees, my cartilage eroded by 5 combined meniscus repairs and degenerative osteoarthritis. Oh, and did I mention that my right ACL is torn? I was thrilled to read senior associate editor David Bernard's out- standing report, "The Future of Knee Repair" on page 28 of this issue. The article highlights 3 new surgical techniques that could restore bat- tered knees to like-new condition: meniscus implants, stem cell trans- plants and custom 3D-printed replacements. Like me, your patients could find these remedies more appealing than traditional joint replacement. • • • • Get your program. On page 16 of this issue, you'll find a 12-page pullout program for this year's OR Excellence Conference (orexcellence.com), Oct. 12- 14 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Fla. We've assembled an out- standing lineup of informative sessions and entertaining speakers who will help position your facility for a strong future. Between all the fun and friendship, you'll learn how to post your prices online, how to perfect your central sterile supply department, how to transform your facility into a high- reliability organization, how to avoid an infection control disaster and how to handle an armed intruder. Editor's Page Dan O'Connor

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