Kirkland, WA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/27/2018 --Sean Amann, MD, Aric Christal, MD, and David Kuechle, MD, of Edmonds Orthopedic Center, have joined the SwiftPath Program for outpatient knee and hip replacements.. SwiftPath Program, LLC, is a firm that develops evidenced-based, rapid recovery protocols that enable physicians to provide hip and knee replacements in an outpatient setting.
"SwiftPath is changing how joint replacements are done, by decreasing the length of stay, improving the patient experience and lowering costs," explains Dr. Christal. "The program also focuses on the patient as the most valuable member of the recovery team. The methods used assist us in our goal of returning our patients to normal activities as quickly and safely as possible."
Dr. Christal was the recipient of the highly-coveted Complex Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Fellowship at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte and has co-authored published research findings. Dr. Amann has participated in research aimed at reducing post-surgery infection and shortening the time patients spend in the hospital. Dr. Kuechle trained at the Mayo Clinic and is a global leader in joint replacement.
SwiftPath (http://www.swiftpath.com) develops consensus-based protocols, patient education programs and an array of information technology tools to assure the safety and efficiency of outpatient and early discharge setting joint replacement.
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