As published on PhysicianFamilymedia.org
March 5, 2021
“For good reason, people have been avoiding emergency rooms and hospital stays because of fears of developing hospital-acquired nosocomial infections like antibiotic-resistant MRSA or being in close contact with COVID-infected patients,” says orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia, MD, founder and chief medical officer of the Florida-based Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®.
Outpatient surgery with same-day discharge offers a much safer, more efficient and far less costly option for those struggling with the pain of diseased joints. In fact, patients able to take advantage of outpatient joint surgery recover more quickly at home, require less reliance on analgesic medications to relieve pain, and experience fewer, if any, postsurgical complications, such as infection and blood clots,” Dr. Badia says.
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Alejandro Badia, M.D., is an internationally renowned hand and upper-limb surgeon and founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®, a network of immediate orthopedic care centers. Dr. Badia is the author of Healthcare from the Trenches.
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