Optimizing Outpatient Total Ankle Replacement from Clinic to Pain Management.
Outpatient total ankle arthroplasty is a potential significant source of cost savings. The ability to institute an effective outpatient total ankle program depends on appropriate patient selection, surgeon experience with total ankle replacement, addressing preoperative patient expectations, the involvement of an experienced multidisciplinary care team including experienced anesthesiologists, nurse navigators, recovery room nursing staff and physical therapists, and most importantly, such a program requires complete institutional logistical support.
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