Key Trends In Outpatient Orthopedics: Dr. Brian McKeon Weighs In

“I expect that within 10 years, 90% of all orthopedic surgeries will be performed in an outpatient setting.” – Brian McKeon, MD

Dr. McKeon spoke to Beckers ASC Review about the rise in outpatient surgeries and how innovative products, like our joint preservation systems are enabling them. Read on to learn about the changes he anticipates in the coming years and how nicely Arthrosurface fits into the plan.

Key trends in outpatient orthopedics: Dr. Brian McKeon weighs in

The following article appeared in Becker’s ASC Review on January 30, 2020| Written by Rachel Popa 
Brian P. McKeon, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital as well as at B.O.S.S. ASC in the Boston area. Dr. McKeon was also the head team physician for the NBA’s Boston Celtics from 2005 to 2017. Here, he shares his

Pictured is Letia, a patient of Dr. Brian McKeon that opted for the Arthrosurface PF Wave Implant System!

thoughts on outpatient surgeries in the orthopedics industry.

Question: What changes or opportunities are you expecting to see for outpatient total joints in the coming years?
Dr. Brian McKeon: With improvements in preoperative patient management, I expect that within 10 years, 90 percent of all orthopedic surgeries will be performed in an outpatient setting.
Question: Is there any new technology you’re looking forward to on the horizon?
Dr. Brian McKeon: Freestanding ASCs, like our very own Boston Outpatient Surgery Center, will put the control and decisions back in operating physicians’ hands. This in turn opens the door for newer, innovative technology and methods that will vastly improve patient care. The cost, flexibility and volume of ASCs allows for innovative joint replacement implants, such as the Arthrosurface Joint Preservation systems, to become a primary option for minimally invasive outpatient surgery.
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Did You Know

Arthrosurface joint preservation systems were designed to be performed as an outpatient procedure. Your surgeon will ultimately determine the best plan for your needs but our implants remove less bone than traditional joint replacement implants which means:

  • Quicker recovery period
  • No long-term activity restrictions
  • Preserves native anatomy of the joint
  • Less time in the hospital = reduced costs

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