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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 Sports Medicine Synopsis provides a high-level overview of the care standards employed for this ERAS.

Algorithms associated with this ERAS:

Inclusion and exclusion criteria:

  • Inclusion:
    • Patients presenting for shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle sports medicine surgeries (open and arthroscopic) 
  • Exclusion:
    • Diagnostic scope alone
    • Manipulation under anesthesia only
    • Trauma cases

Committee members involved in the development:

  • Emily Weisberg, MD, FASA | Anesthesiology | Committee Co-Chair
  • Ryan Koehler, MD | Orthopedic Surgery | Committee Co-Chair
  • Nichole Doyle, MD, FASA | Anesthesiology | Committee Member
  • Kevin Latz, MD | Orthopedic Surgery | Committee Member
  • Azita Roberson, MSN, RN, CPN, APRN, FNP-C | Department of Anesthesiology | Committee Member
  • Heather Sambol, RN, APRN | Department of Anesthesiology | Committee Member

EBP committee members:

  • Todd Glenski, MD, MSHA, FASA | Anesthesiology, Evidence Based Practice
  • Megan Gripka, MT (ASCP) SM | Evidence Based Practice

Publication dates:

  • Finalized date: 04/2023
  • Next expected revision date: 04/2024

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These pathways do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different, and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare a pathway for each. Accordingly, these pathways should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.