CLINICAL PEARLS: Perioperative Management of Hip and Knee Patients

    A successful joint replacement is more than what happens in the operating room, as affirmed by faculty at the ICJR course, Advanced Techniques in Total Hip & Knee Arthroplasty.

    These highly experienced surgeons addressed some of the key perioperative issues in hip and knee arthroplasty, including patient optimization, tranexamic acid use, and multimodal pain management protocols, as well as examined the growing trend toward outpatient joint replacement.

    Click the images below to hear what they had to say.

    Patient Optimization: What Matters?
    Bryan D. Springer, MD

    Tranexamic Acid in Total Joint Arthroplasty
    Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc

    Pain Management for TKA & THA
    Michael Cross, MD

    Outpatient TJA: Indications, Concerns and Outcomes
    Gregory G. Polkowski II, MD, MSc

    Disclosures: Dr. Springer, Dr. Schwarzkopf, and Dr. Polkowski have no disclosures relevant to these presentations. Dr. Cross has disclosed that he is a paid consultant for and receives honoraria and research support from Flexion Therapeutics.