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

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1 0 • 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 On the Cover A few of the nation's top orthope- dic surgeons share in the excite- ment surrounding the techniques and technologies that promise to slow wear and tear, restore func- tion and regenerate cartilage in balky knees. See what they have to say about the developments that can advance your arthroscopy cases to the next level and turn back the anatomi- cal clock in the growing number of aging patients who want to maintain active and healthy lifestyles. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo courtesy of Ohio State University 12 Editor's Page Cures for Creaky Knees Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 16 Ideas That Work • Text surgeons case start times • No more oxygen deliveries • Making post-op waste work for you 28 Business Advisor Saturday Colonoscopies Sarah Lawton 32 Infection Prevention 5 Bad Infection Habits to Break Daniel J. Morgan, MD, MS 36 Coding & Billing Do Your Surgeons and Coders Work in Sync? Harry Lessinger, RHIA, CCS-P 42 Medical Malpractice Beware the Risks of Secondhand Equipment Frank A. Jones 138 Thinking of Buying … Hip Surgery Tables and Accessories Their positioning abilities enable a less-invasive approach to joint repair. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 148 Safety How Safe Are Your Medication Practices? Jerry A. Cohen, MD 152 Anesthesia Alert A New Nerve Block for Posterior Knee Pain Mike MacKinnon, CRNA 156 Product News 162 Cutting Remarks Just Play It Cool Like The Fonz John D. Kelly IV, MD 164 Behind Closed Doors Surgical Nursing Is More Than a Job Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR 16 152 Departments 127 The Benefits of Dropless Cataract Surgery Patients no longer need to take drops before or after surgery. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 132 GERD Treatments Move Forward, But Will You Get Paid? The new CPT code is here, but you may have to battle with payers. Jim Burger | Associate Editor Contents

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