Recipes for Success in Joint Replacement: Total Knee Arthroplasty

    Which practices do high-volume joint replacement surgeons typically rely on to help them successfully manage their total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients?

    That question was explored by an expert panel, led by moderator Matthew S. Austin, during the popular session, Recipes from the TKA Cookbook, at ICJR’s 12th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course held earlier this year.

    Panel members H. Del Schutte Jr., MD; Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc; David F. Dalury, MD; R. Michael Meneghini, MD; Ryan M. Nunley, MD; and Walter B. Beaver Jr., MD, discussed a range of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative practices for TKA, including:

    • Pain management protocols
    • Antibiotic prophylaxis
    • Use of a tourniquet
    • Implant fixation

    Click the image above to hear what they had to say about these and other topics.