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Can You Go Home the Same Day with Joint Replacement Therapy

Can You Go Home the Same Day with Joint Replacement Therapy
Can You Go Home the Same Day with Joint Replacement Therapy

Can You Go Home the Same Day with Joint Replacement Therapy

Are you considering same-day joint replacement surgery? In the past, hip and knee replacement surgery required a several night hospital stay. Advancements in procedural techniques, anesthesia, pain management, and rehabilitation make same-day joint replacement surgery possible. Same-day joint replacement surgery allows patients to recover faster, experience less pain, and return home the same day as the surgery.

Advantages of Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

  • Less Infection Risk - ​There is less risk of infection by getting out of the hospital environment.
  • Early mobilization -​ Patients are encouraged to get on their feet soon after surgery to maximize healing, range of motion in the joint while preventing complications such as blood clots.
  • Better anesthesia methods -​ Patients are given a combination of local anesthesia and pain medications for better pain control. Using a multimodal pain approach can significantly improve pain control while minimizing the need for opioid pain medication.
  • Minimally invasive surgery -​ Joint replacement can easily be done through small incisions allowing less trauma to the tissues. This enables faster healing, a quicker recovery, and less scar tissue.
  • Cutting-edge surgical techniques -​ Advanced surgical techniques, improved instrumentation, and in some cases, robotic-assisted surgery allow the surgeon to have better outcomes through the operative process, implant placement while minimizing the amount of tissue damage.
  • Cost Savings - ​The potential cost savings to both you and your hospital. If you have a high insurance deductible or coinsurance payment, you may save a substantial amount of money by skipping overnight hospital care costs.

Joint replacement surgery does not have to be an intimidating process and can help individuals get back to their active lifestyles with minimal delay after their same-day joint replacement surgery.

At North Central Surgical Center, our mission is to treat each and every one of our patients and their families as if they were our own family member. Each patient, each family, each and every time.

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