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Scuderi, Giles R. MD*,†,‡; Cushner, Fred D. MD§

doi: 10.1097/BTO.0000000000000403

*Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead

Adult Reconstruction, Lenox Hill Hospital

Orthopedic Service Line, Northwell Health

§Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

This project was supported by an unrestricted grant from KCI, an Acelity company.

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

In the current era of patient optimization before total joint arthroplasty to avoid postoperative complications, the symposium articles within this issue of Techniques in Orthopedics provide consensus opinions from the New York Arthroplasty Council (NYAC). This inclusive group of fellowship trained arthroplasty surgeons represented all the major orthopedic programs in New York City focusing on total joint arthroplasty. The members of NYAC were identified based upon their clinical experience, specialty society membership and prior publications in peer reviewed journals. The intention of NYAC was to provide a consensus or general agreement on the specific issues in the management of patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty. The most commonly identified risk factors that could lead to a post-operative complications were identified by the group, a series of questions was developed and assigned to individual members, a systematic review of the pertinent literature was performed, the members met and discussed each topic with the relevant literature, and a consensus statement was developed. The manuscripts and consensus statement are the collective opinions of NYAC and represents the data provided in the current literature. We hope that this collection of articles and consensus statements provide direction for surgeons and their patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty.

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