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Outpatient vs hospital setting procedures?

Dr. Benjamin Busfield
Dr. Benjamin Busfield

Commonly asked questions for an Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Busfield.

Dr. Busfield has researched, written and published numerous papers in the peer-reviewed literature regarding sports medicine and joint replacement. Recently, his research interests were focused on rotator cuff arthroscopic repair, pain pumps, and shoulder surgery. His research has focused on ACL injuries in the National Basketball Association and the use of pain pumps after shoulder surgery. In 2012, Dr. Busfield gave a presentation on his pain pump research at the annual Western Orthopedic Association meeting.

Dr. Busfield is board certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) and is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS). Furthermore, Dr. Busfield has been awarded the Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ) for Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

Throughout his training, Dr. Busfield has had a special interest in caring for the injured athlete. During his fellowship, Dr. Busfield assisted in the orthopedic care of Los Angeles professional sports teams including the Dodgers, Lakers, Ducks, Sparks, and Kings.

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Video Transcript

A very common question would be the time frame of which the patient can go home after surgery. I would say almost all patients all arthroscopic surgery allow you to go home the same day because of the decrease pain after surgery. Joint replacement has largely revolutionized in the last five years to be done on an outpatient basis. That's really based on the patient. So, a younger more active patient or one who is appropriate for an outpatient setting can have a joint replacement done as an outpatient. It's based on the patient and their abilities and their home situation. Thank you for watching and to learn more please visit our website or our YouTube channel at bassmedicalgroup.com.

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