Ask the Experts:
Caring For the Obese Joint Replacement Patient
 
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Introduction and Dr Hamlin

Dr. Fisher

Dr Hoeffel and QA
 
Questions?

Contact Charmi Pandey at
cpande@its.jnj.com
or (617) 290-9526
 

Dr. Daniel Hoeffel

Dr. David Fisher
 

Dr. Brian Hamlin
 
1) 30 Day Readmission Rates for patients with ≥ 39 BMI before and after implementation of an obesity protocol, Dr. Fisher, Ortho Indy, Indianapolis, IN, 6/2008-6/2012.

2) Readmissions due to wound complications for patients with ≥ 39 BMI before and after implementation of an obesity protocol, Dr. Fisher, Ortho Indy, Indianapolis, IN, 6/2008-6/2012.
 
DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction presents an Ask the Experts series on how to care for obese patients seeking total joint replacement. Dr. David Fisher from OrthoIndy® in Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Brian Hamlin from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA and Dr. Daniel Hoeffel from Summit Orthopedics in Woodbury, MN share their expertise in caring for this patient population.

Learning Objectives
  • Potentially minimize clinical and economic risks associated with caring for morbidly obese patients
  • Surgical techniques and products for surgery
  • Prepare morbidly obese patients for Total Joint Replacement (patient education, diet, physical therapy, etc.)
  • Post operative care and rehabilitation (wound care, physical therapy, etc)
The Obese Patient

According to the surgeons on this panel, implementing an obesity protocol may improve the risk of postoperative medical complications, and may increase efficiency and reduce costs for obese patients. The panel of surgeons has successfully treated this patient population with positive outcomes while also considering efficiency and cost. Dr. David Fisher has an obese patient population that makes up 19% (140/732) of his total primary hip & knee procedures (6/2010-6/2012). Since June 2010, he has treated these patients with an obesity protocol that has shown favorable results including a reduction of 30 day readmission rates and wound complication rates (see below).





Who Should Attend

The webinar will cover clinical and non-clinical topics related to caring for the obese joint replacement patient. Surgeons, clinical staff (nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc), and hospital/clinic administration are encouraged to attend.
 
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Drs. Fisher, Hamlin and Hoeffel are consultants for DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction

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