Welcome to True North, your source for outpatient joint replacement, spine surgery, and other outpatient news and insights.

Each month we'll share articles, podcasts, interviews, and videos we've found interesting and valuable. We’ll also include a short Compass update.

True North - Your source for outpatient surgery news.


  • Invest in real estate and an ASC
  • Why restoring the inpatient-only list may not be such bad news
  • Patient satisfaction differs between inpatient, outpatient settings, Leapfrog finds
  • Is it worth it to file a CON application?
  • How innovation fueled outpatient shoulder arthroplasty
  • THA and Economics in ASCs


  • Will the Orthopedic Industry Rebound in 2021?
  • From PACU to ASC Administrator and The Future of ASC Healthcare
  • Uncemented Knee Replacement Could Last Longer
  • Aren't All ASC Companies the Same?
  • What is the best ASC investment strategy for large orthopaedic groups?


  • Augmented Reality Used in Knee-Replacement Surgery in a U.S. First
  • Surgery Migration on the Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast
  • Why Haven Healthcare Failed
  • The Migration of Total Joint Replacement
  • A Poll: Expectations
  • Compass News


  • Experience Based Opioid-Sparing OrthopedicSurgical Protocols
  • Strong Anesthesia Partners and the Migrationof Complex Cases to ASCs
  • ASC Ownership and Growth in the U.S.
  • Should Surgeons Self-Manage Their ASC?
  • Seeking Large Group Practice Administratorsfor Collaboration
  • Compass News
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