Ambulatory total hip and knee arthroplasty: a literature review and perioperative considerations

Accredited Section 3
Accreditation Period: 1 February 2024 - 31 January 2027

Total joint arthroplasty (TJA), particularly for the hip and knee, is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. The advancement/evolution of surgical and anesthesia techniques have allowed TJA to be performed on an ambulatory/same-day discharge basis. In this Continuing Professional Development module, we synthesize the perioperative evidence that may aid the development of successful ambulatory TJA pathways.


Objectives of this Continuing Professional Development module:

After reading this module, the reader should be able to:

1. Identify the criteria for patient selection for ambulatory hip and knee arthroplasty;
2. Compare different types of local anesthetics and their duration for spinal anesthesia in ambulatory hip and knee arthroplasty;
3. Formulate a perioperative analgesic management plan incorporating regional anesthesia techniques for ambulatory hip and knee arthroplasty; and
4. Recognize the importance of a discharge plan and to produce institutional discharge criteria.

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society. You may claim a maximum of 4 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

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