A symposium on the essential elements for an outpatient total hip and knee arthroplasty will be presented by veteran experts in the field at the 2019 AAHKS Spring Meeting in New York. The faculty will detail the critical components, such as patient selection, surgical techniques and multimodal pain protocols. If you are considering outpatient total hip and knee arthroplasty as an option for your patients looking to enhance existing programs within a hospital or ASC setting, then this symposium is for you!


  • R. Michael Meneghini, MD: Introduction and patient selection
  • Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS: Essential elements of an outpatient arthroplasty program in an ASC
  • Mark Pagnano, MD: Multi-modal pain protocols for early discharge and outpatient arthroplasty – The Mayo Experience
  • Greg Polkowski, MD, MSc: Performing outpatient TJA in a large hospital – obstacles and keys to success

The 2019 AAHKS Spring Meeting takes place May 2-4, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square. Register and reserve hotel.