The march toward single-day joint replacement surgery goes on. The biggest impediment to patients returning to their homes following hip or knee replacement surgery, according to many surgeons, is pain and its management.

According to Suzanne Laurent, writing for news @seacoast, Thomas King, M.D. of the Knee, Hip and Shoulder Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, says that “There are three reasons for keeping patients in the hospital following surgery. [They are] the risk of wound infection, bleeding control and pain management.”


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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