How Beacon Orthopaedics boosts TJR cases with new anesthesia techniques — 3 takeaways

Cincinnati-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is moving into shoulder arthroplasty after performing outpatient hip and knee replacement for years, surgeon Andrew Razzano, DO, told local news outlet WLWT Cincinnati.

Three takeaways:

1. The practice is largely able to expand offerings due to updates in anesthesia techniques.

2. The practice uses nerve blocks "that can last upwards of 72 hours," Dr. Razzano said. "This is very beneficial for us because we can get the patient out of our ASC very quickly and possibly have an opioid-free postoperative course."

3. Postoperative narcotics can be a gateway to opioid addiction, according to Dr. Razzano. "If we can stop that from the beginning, it's an excellent opportunity for the patient to have a good outcome," he said.

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