3 research insights on outpatient total ankle replacement

Research published inOrthopedic Clinics examined how the success of outpatient total ankle replacement programs relates to appropriate patient selection, patient expectations and surgeon experience.

Here are key insights from the study:

1. For a program to be successful, it must have complete institutional logistical support.

2. Dedicated anesthesiologists, nurse navigators and physical therapists are necessary for outpatient total ankle replacement surgeries to be successful.

3. Outpatient programs that utilize multidisciplinary and multimodal methods, focusing on preoperative, perioperative and postoperative optimization, reduce length of hospital stay for patients.

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