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Optimizing Outcomes in Fracture Repair
Surgery centers are figuring out how to capitalize on this developing trend in orthopedic care.
Joe Paone
Publish Date: May 13, 2021   |  Tags:   Orthopedics
Fracture Repair
OUT OF HAND Many hand surgeries take very little time to execute, but excellent surgeons and facilities set themselves apart by focusing on the entire episode of care.

Hand and wrist fracture repairs are rapidly moving from hospital settings to freestanding ambulatory surgery centers because surgeons have proven they can perform these cases safely and confidently in outpatient ORs, patients prefer the convenience and the costs of care are much lower.

Dr. Abhishek Julka, MD, an orthopedic hand and wrist surgeon at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, has performed thousands of hand and wrist surgeries in outpatient environments. “In the past, the hospital with its greater facility fees may have been the only option for many surgeons and their patients,” he says. Now that ASCs have demonstrated they can handle hand and wrist fracture surgeries very safely and even faster, he says more payers, surgeons and patients are jumping on the bandwagon.

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