Is Outpatient TJA Here to Stay?

Success depends on proper patient selection, other factors

Maureen Leahy

Over the years, advances in arthroplasty have included improvements in surgical technique and perioperative pain protocols. As a result, outpatient total joint arthroplasty (TJA)—particularly total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA)—is becoming increasingly popular among both surgeons and patients, according to information presented at the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

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