3 study considerations for launching an outpatient total joint program

Research published in the Journal of Arthroplasty outlined three key strategies for launching an outpatient total joint arthroplasty program.

The key insights to know:

1. Consistent messaging on the safety of outpatient surgery can help calm patients' nerves.

2. Giving patients medications and informational material before the operation can help them prepare.

3. Pain management before, during and after surgery can prepare patients for life after surgery.

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