This webinar will address the following topics:

  • Introduction: What is a Fast-track? │ Fatih KUCUKDURMAZ | Turkey
  • How to set up a Fast-track Protocol │ Andrea BALDINI | Italy
  • Patient Optimization & Care │ Stephan VEHMEIJER | The Netherlands
  • Outcome in Fast-track Procedures │ Per KJAERSGAARD-ANDERSEN | Denmark
  • Role of new Technologies │ Stefano BINI | USA
  • Questions & Answers │ All participants

Learning Objectives:

The number of arthroplasty procedures are increasing every day. In a parallel manner, the burden of patients is increasing in the health system. In an attempt to reduce the overall cost and raise the productivity and efficacy of arthroplasty procedures, “The Fast-track” protocols have been developed during the last decades. Fast-track surgery, however, means a much quicker discharge of patients after arthroplasty surgery. In this webinar, we aim to discuss the cluster of practice that ensures rapid recovery without re-admission by effective implementation of valid measures before, during, and after surgery.

The fundamental items below are the main topics to discuss:

  • The definition of Fast-track programme in arthroplasty.
  • The requirements for establishing a Fast-track unit by multidisciplinary collaboration with a well-defined organizational set-up.
  • Which measures make a protocol Fast-track and differentiate it from a standard procedure.
  • The effect of Fast-track programmes in post-operative length of stay, convalescence, functional recovery, morbidity and mortality.

This Webinar is organised by the EFORT Orthopaedic Education Group independent of any commercial educational support.

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