Demand for orthopedic care fuels growth of new outpatient facilities across the US: 3 details

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The Hartford Business Journal outlined the growth of outpatient orthopedic care in Connecticut and across the country.

Here are the key details to know:

1. Andrew Caputo, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, told the Hartford Business Journal many procedures are being performed on an outpatient basis rather than inpatient.

2. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons projects the number of total knee replacements performed in the U.S. will increase 189 percent to 1.3 million by 2030, and then increase to 2.6 million in 2060. By comparison, 680,000 total knee replacements were performed in 2014, according to the AAOS.

3. To keep pace, hospitals and health systems are building and opening outpatient facilities, such as the Hartford, Conn-based St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center's $26.2 million pain and orthopedic ASC in Hartford.

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