Introducing New Technology in Your Institution

    Advances in technology – including computer navigation and robotics – have the potential to help surgeons improve functional outcomes in their joint replacement patients.

    Technology comes with a price tag, of course – not only a capital cost, but also the cost of disrupting established workflows inside and outside the operating room, which can cause stress and anxiety among the team.

    At ICJR’s inaugural Emerging Technologies in Joint Replacement course, Cory L. Calendine, MD, from the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee in Franklin, offered practical advice to help surgeons integrate new technology into their health systems, drawing on the literature and his own experience in championing a new technique and a new technology – the direct anterior approach and the use of robotics in joint replacement – at his institution.

    Click the image above to watch Dr. Calendine’s presentation, in which he discusses the learning curve for new technology, cost issues, and gaining buy-in from stakeholders.

    Disclosures: Dr. Calendine has disclosed that he is a paid consultant for Howmedica Osteonics Corp/Stryker Orthopaedics.