3 key factors driving joint surgery to the outpatient setting

Orthopedic surgeon and Cleveland Shoulder Institute and Regen Orthopedics Founding Director Reuben Gobezie, MD, discussed trends in outpatient joint replacement with NBC affiliate WKYC 3.

The key details to know:

1. Dr. Gobezie said most joint replacements are moving to the outpatient setting.

2. The shift to outpatient surgery is fueled by innovations in anesthesia, surgical techniques and physical therapy.

3. Patient education, pre- and postoperative care and physical therapy are essential for patients' recovery after surgery.

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