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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs promote an evidence based, multidisciplinary approach to patient care aimed at facilitating faster recovery from surgery, decreasing hospital length of stay, and minimizing post-operative complications. From scheduling through discharge, all phases of perioperative care are incorporated into ERAS programs.  

The Neuromuscular Patients Undergoing Major Orthopedic Surgery Synopsis provides a high-level overview of the care standards employed for this ERAS. 

Algorithms associated with this ERAS: 

Additional tools associated with this ERAS:

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria


  • Neuromuscular patients undergoing major lower extremity orthopedic procedures


  • Neurotypically developed patients
  • Neuromuscular patients undergoing only soft tissue work
  • Neuromuscular patients undergoing hardware removal only

Committee members involved in the development: 

  • Nichole Doyle, MD, FASA | Anesthesiology | Committee Co-Chair
  • Emily Weisberg, MD, FASA | Anesthesiology | Committee Co-Chair
  • Kathryn Keeler, MD | Orthopedic Surgery | Committee Member
  • Azita Roberson, MSN, RN, CPN, APRN, FNP-C | Anesthesiology | Committee Member

EBP Committee Members:

  • Todd Glenski, MD, MSHA, FASA | Anesthesiology, Evidence Based Practice
  • Megan Gripka, MT (ASCP) SM | Evidence Based Practice
  • Andrea Melanson, OTD, OTR/L | Evidence Based Practice

 Publication dates:

  • Finalized date: 10/2022
  • Next expected revision date:  10/2023

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