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Based on volume, we have the #1 arthroplasty surgeon in New York for this episode. Find out how Dr. Andrew Wickline has low complication rates, keeps cost low and has the lowest opioid use in the nation with his detailed attention to patient education. He treats his patients like customers with positive outcomes with his protocols. Dr. Andrew Wickline discusses:

-Constantly learning from his colleagues. He travels once per quarter to operate with other surgeons to learn something new

-Education is #1 for opioid reduction and provides his patient’s an education booklet on expectations post-operatively. He cut physical therapy and replaces it with at-home exercises

-His love for race cars and how it helps him disconnect

-View Dr. Wickline’s manuscript in Journal of Orthopedic Experience and Innovation, “23-hour TKA in 10 opioid pills or less through 90 days: A non-selected prospective consecutive one year cohort” here

-View Dr. Wickline’s manuscript in Journal of Orthopedic Experience and Innovation, “23-hour Total Hip Replacement Requiring Only 3.5 Opioid Pills Through 6 Weeks: A Non-selected Prospective Consecutive One Year Cohort” here

Find out more about Dr. Andrew Wickline here

Thank you to our partner OrthoLazer for making this episode of The Ortho Show possible.

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