Recipes for Perioperative Management of TJA Patients

    The focus of total joint arthroplasty has shifted and expanded from what happens only at the time of surgery to what happens before, during, and after the procedure, Gwo Chin-Lee told attendees at ICJR’s 13th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course.

    With that in mind, Dr. Lee and Kevin I. Perry, MD, each moderated a session on perioperative measures intended to improve patient outcomes in primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA). Topics included cutoff points, technology, pain management, antibiotic prophylaxis, implant selection, and prevention of deep vein thrombosis.

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    For the TKA session, Dr. Lee was joined by a panel of surgeons experienced in primary and revision knees: Raymond H. Kim, MD; Jeremy M. Gililland, MD; and H. Del Schutte Jr., MD. Dr. Perry moderated the THA session, with Dr. Lee joining Stefan W. Kreuzer, MD, and William J. Hozack, MD, on the panel.

    Click the images below to hear what our experts recommend for perioperative management of primary TKA and THA patients.

    Total Knee Arthroplasty

    Total Hip Arthroplasty