Archive March 2013 XIV, No. 3

Same-Day Total Joints at an ASC

Patients are leaving this surgery center, smiling and pain-free, in less than 4 hours.

Virginia Pickles, Contributing Editor

orthopedic surgery KNEE REPLACEMENT An arthroplasty gets under way at Advanced Center for Surgery in Altoona, Pa.

What happens when advances in smaller-incision orthopedic surgery and ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia techniques converge in an ambulatory surgical center? When the facility's surgeons aren't afraid to ask, "Why not?" the result is an innovative new program that could be a game-changer in health care: same-day joint replacement surgery in an ASC.

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