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Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2018

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F E B R U A R U Y 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 3 A rthroscopy might be the bread and butter of ortho- pedics, but there's noth- ing basic about today's advances in joint repairs. Here's a look at the latest in irrigation pumps, imag- ing, instrumentation and orthobiologics that your orthopedic surgeons would be pleased to see in your ORs. 1. Automated irrigation pumps Sports medicine special- ist Brett Owens, MD, was a surgeon in the Army for 11 years and currently operates at a hospital and several ASCs, includ- ing his physician-run surgery cen- ter. His most critical piece of equipment, the one item he asks for when he begins operating in new facilities, is a state-of the-art irrigation pump. "Visualization is the critical 4 Advances in Arthroscopy Your orthopedic surgeons might soon be asking about the latest tools and technologies for improved joint repairs. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor • IN THE FLOW Brett Owens, MD, says precise irrigation fluid management enhances intra-articular visualization and improves outcomes. Brett Owens, MD

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