Now Offering a Virtual OTJ Learning Experience

Due to COVID-19, we know that you may be unable to travel to in-person training visits, so we’ve developed a virtual experience to help you learn how to establish a viable outpatient total joint program at your center.

These visits will take place in an online, interactive environment. You’ll see and hear from surgeons and anesthesiologists during live video meetings at centers where outpatient total joint cases are already being done. Now is a great time to learn, prepare and plan for resuming your elective total joint cases in an outpatient setting. These OTJ training sessions will teach on outpatient care protocols, patient selection and optimization, pain management protocols, and post-acute care management.

Smith+Nephew hopes to resume in-person training visits beginning July 1. To register for our digital OTJ training experience, please click the button at the top right of the page.

Outpatient Total Joint Team Training

As part of Smith+Nephew’s new Positive Connections+ initiative, Outpatient Total Joint (OTJ) Team Training enables surgeons and their ASC staff to learn how to establish a viable outpatient total joint program in the ASC setting. The OTJ Team Training program will provide a comprehensive and immersive curriculum on building a consistent and repeatable outpatient surgery experience for total joint patients. Each OTJ site visit provides the opportunity to customize the agenda based on the learning needs of the visitors.

The curriculum will feature peer-to-peer training for surgeons, administrators, PAs, facility staff, and anesthesiologists including:

  • Hands-on navigator training to optimize patient selection, communication, and data collection
  • Utilization of emerging technology and patient algorithms to increase throughput and maximize OR efficiency
  • Tools to capture PROMs data
  • Training on pain management protocols, patient flow, clinical efficiencies and post-acute care

If you’re interested in learning more about this program, or to inquire about potentially scheduling a visit, please fill out the form below and a member of our team will contact you soon.

Interested in Scheduling an OTJ Digital Training Session?


Participating In-Person OTJ Sites:

Dr. John Bottros and Dr. Michael Chmell
Ortho Illinois (Rockford, IL)

Participating Virtual OTJ Sites:

Dr. John Bottros and Dr. Michael Chmell
Ortho Illinois

Dr. Ritesh Shah and Dr. Nishant Shah
Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center (Morton Grove, IL)

Dr. Christopher O’Grady and Dr. Gregory Hickman
Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center (Gulf Breeze, FL)

Dr. Bertrand Kaper
North Valley Surgery Center (Scottsdale, AZ)

Dr. Rowland Roberson and Annette Morgan (patient care navigator)
Specialty Orthopedic Group Surgery Center (Tupelo, MS)

Gregory P. DeConciliis (administrator)
Boston Out Patient Surgical Suites (Waltham, MA)






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