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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.

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Topics:

  • Surgery centers are building for the future as case demand shows no signs of slowing down
  • HOPD to ASC Conversions Becoming More Prevalent
  • Study finds listening to AC/DC makes surgeons faster and more accurate
  • Anterior Hip Foundation Meeting
  • Cardiovascular in ASCs
 

Topics:

  • Is Your ASC Underperforming? Try the performance calculator.
  • Obtaining True OR Efficiency with Radical Time Transparency and Operational Excellence
  • Robert Carrera Appointed as Compass Chief Operating Officer
  • Unexpected Benefits of Arthroplasty
  • Data Transparency
 

Topics:

  • Maximize the Value of ASC Real Estate
  • Robotics, ASCs Combined Show Promise in Orthopedics
  • Inflation, Payors and the ASC Industry
  • Compass Chairman on the Last 10 Years in ASCs
  • Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Surgical Scheduling Apps
 

Topics:

  • South Carolina Senate Votes to Repeal CON Laws
  • Bone Growth-Inspired Microrobots
  • How Patient Trust Shapes Our Work
  • Utilizing Double Machine Learning to Discern Risk Factors for Preoperative Depression Among Spine Patients
  • The State of the ASC Industry
 

Topics:

  • Knee Replacement with Robotic Assistance Leads to Lower Complication Rate First 90 Days After Surgery, Study Finds
  • Construction Begins on CSP ASC
  • The Economics of Outpatient Spine
  • Patient Reported Drug Allergies and Implant Infection
  • Compass Hiring VP of Business Development
 

Topics:

  • Wireless Implants Designed for Spinal Fusion Treatments
  • Strong Anesthesia Partners and the Migration of Complex Cases to ASCs
  • Private Equity Partnerships in Orthopedic Groups: Current State and Key Considerations
  • Activity-based Costing to Determine Personnel Expenses in TJR
 

Topics:

  • Revisions Rates for Computer Navigated THA v Alternative
  • Brandi Walter Receives STAR Award
  • Blood test predicts recovery after hip-replacement surgery, study finds
  • Compass Celebrates 10 Years
  • Acupuncture During a Knee Replacement Could Reduce Post-Surgical Pain
 

Topics:

  • Clinical Impact of Device Placement in TKA
  • Western Carolina Surgery Center is Opening
  • Joint Replacement Without Surgery?
  • The Cost Effectiveness of Implant Systems
  • 59% Reduction in Cost in an ASC
 

Topics:

  • Unmet Clinical Challenges of Total Hip Replacements
  • THA and Economics in ASCs Highlight
  • Injuries mount as sales reps for device makers cozy up to surgeons, even in operating rooms
  • How Sales Reps Become Trusted Advisors with Vinod Dasa
  • A Successful ASC Partnership Might Need Just a Handful of Surgeons
 

Topics: 

  • 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
 

Topics:

  • 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?
 

Topics:

  • 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
 

Topics:

  • 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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