The following industry symposium takes place at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting:
Friday, November 2, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty: Economics, Protocols and Challenges
This Symposium has convened experts with many years’ experience in outpatient TJA. We will provide the audience with a general and specific outlook on the rationale behind TJA, the issues that stand in the way of implementing outpatient TJA and allows the experts to share their clinical path protocols.
In recent years, there has been a tremendous interest in outpatient TJA. The latter desire stems from a combination of factors that includes our ability to implement better clinical pathways, the introduction of less-invasive surgical approaches, the use of regional anesthesia and advances in multimodal pain management. The turning economic environment in the health care and the introduction of bundle reimbursement, have also contributed to the rise in interest in outpatient total joint replacement.