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The Power to Prevent SSIs - June 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U N E 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 0 9 T en years ago, you probably wouldn't have heard a surgeon say what I'm about to tell you, which is the same thing I tell my patients: A partial knee replacement is not a partial solution — it's a total solution to a partial problem. Some patients (some orthopedic surgeons, too) remain skeptical about unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, but from the patient out- comes I've seen (and published on), unis rival total knees in terms of long-term survivorship (osmag.net/H5GgNs). Although the uni cur- rently represents a relatively small piece of the knee-replacement pie, it's poised to become the next darling of orthopedic surgery. Here's why: • The implants themselves are better and more specific to each Partial to Uni Knees Jared R.H. Foran, MD Golden, Colo. What's fueling the growing demand for unicompartmental knee replacement? • GOOD CHOICE With proper patient selection, unis can be performed safely and easily — usually within 1 to 2 hours — to maximize cost savings. Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center

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