BECKER’S: Outpatient joint replacements to ‘skyrocket over next 10 years’

Dr. Berger discusses the future of outpatient joint replacement surgery with Allan Cooper of Becker’s Spine Review.


The Western Society of Engineers recently recognized orthopedic surgeon Richard Berger, MD, with the 2020 Washington Award for his contributions to joint replacement.

Dr. Berger, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago, is the 102nd recipient of the award, following in the footsteps of Henry Ford, Orville Wright and Neil Armstrong.

Here, he discusses the rise of outpatient total joint replacement, robotic-assisted surgery in orthopedics and the increasing trend of bundled payments.

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