Outpatient Joint Experience Team Training

Each VSP site visit gives the attending training center the opportunity to customize the agenda based on the learning needs of the visitors. If you want to know more about performing joint replacement with advanced protocols that allow for a 23-hour stay or less, in conjunction with Smith + Nephew products, please see a list of sites below.

As part of Smith + Nephew’s new Positive Connections initiative, Outpatient Joint Experience Team Training utilizes a Smith + Nephew sponsored Visiting Surgeon Program to train surgeons to establish a viable outpatient total joint program in the ASC setting. The Outpatient Joint Experience Team Training program will provide a comprehensive and immersive curriculum on building a consistent, safe, and repeatable outpatient surgery experience for total joint patients.

The OTJE training curriculum will feature:
Peer-to-peer training for surgeons and anesthesiologists

  • Hands-on navigator training to optimize patient selection, communication, and data collection
  • Patient engagement/education and co-marketing training
  • Utilization of emerging technology and patient algorithms to increase throughput and maximize OR efficiency
  • Capturing PROMs data

Each VSP site visit is set up independently from Smith + Nephew and gives the attending training center the opportunity to customize the agenda based on the learning needs of the visitors. If you want to know more about performing joint replacement with advanced protocols that allow for a 23-hour stay or less, in conjunction with Smith + Nephew products, please see a list of sites below.

1. Smith and Nephew personnel may accompany their surgeon + 1 additional HCP to the Smith & Nephew VSP sponsored portion of the event.

2. Once the VSP portion of your visit is approved. Smith and Nephew will notify the hosting center of your request. They will contact you directly to make arrangements.

To schedule a OTJE visit, please contact:

Lisa McDaniel
Smith+Nephew Medical Education Representative
Lisa.McDaniel@Smith-Nephew.com


Participating VSP Sites

OrthoIllinois Surgery Center

Dr. John Bottros
Products: JOURNEY II: LEGION; ANTHOLOGY; POLAR3 (posterior)
Surgeries Performed on: T, W, Th, and F


New Albany Surgery Center

Dr. Mark Gittins
Products: JOURNEY II; POLAR3; ZUK
Surgeries Performed on: T and Th
Enabling Technologies: NAVIO


Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center

Dr. James R. Bresch
Products: JOURNEY II (BCS and Uni); ZUK; POLAR3 (posterior); SYNERGY and ANTHOLOGY with Reflection/R3; LMR for JUK
Surgeries Performed on: W and F
Enabling Technologies: VISIONAIRE; OrthAlign OrthoSensor


Dr. Ritesh Shah
Products: JOURNEY II (BCS and Uni); ZUK; POLAR3 (posterior); SYNERGY and ANTHOLOGY with Reflection/R3; LMR for JUK
Surgeries Performed on: W and F
Enabling Technologies: VISIONAIRE; OrthAlign OrthoSensor