Selecting the Right Candidates for Outpatient TSA

    Although the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has rescinded its decision to remove total shoulder arthroplasty from the Inpatient-Only List, many patients who have private insurance or who are self-pay could undergo the procedure in an ambulatory surgery center or another outpatient facility.

    RELATED: Outpatient Shoulder Arthroplasty: What Are the Benefits?

    As with hip and knee replacement, the question is: Which patients are appropriate candidates for an outpatient total shoulder arthroplasty?

    In a presentation from ICJR’s 10th Annual Shoulder Course, Grant E. Garrigues, MD, shares the findings of work done by the Duke-Rush Shoulder Consortium to better understand the impact of outpatient total shoulder arthroplasty and define which patients would benefit.

    RELATED: Is Outpatient Surgery a Viable Option for Shoulder Arthroplasty?

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    Faculty Bio

    Grant E. Garrigues, MD, is an Associate Professor at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. He was one of the Course Chairs for ICJR’s 10th Annual Shoulder Course.

    Disclosures: Dr. Garrigues has no disclosures relevant to this presentation.