Perioperative Management of Hip and Knee Replacement
In this video University of Maryland Orthopaedic Surgeon Theodore Manson M.D. talks about the changes in the perioperative management of hip and knee replacement patients, including the way anesthesia is performed and rehabilitation is handled after surgery. In many cases now, protocols are in place so that patients can receive regional anesthetics and local injections instead of general anesthesia, and nausea and pain are managed more effectively to minimize discomfort. Now, patients regain movement more quickly and are discharged from the hospital sooner, often on the first day after surgery.