Is Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Right for You?

Imagine undergoing a total joint replacement of the knee, hip or shoulder without the hospital stay. A traditional joint replacement requires a 1-3 night stay in the hospital, but if you are in overall good health and have the right home support system an outpatient approach may be right for you.

The total joint surgeons at Orthopedic ONE have performed more than 3,000 outpatient total hip replacements and outpatient total knee replacements combined since 2012, and for patients who qualify, this method presents several benefits:

•    Ability to recover in the comfort of your own home
•    Quicker return to normal activity
•    Avoid burden and cost of an overnight hospital stay
•    Possible reduced chance for complications

Orthopedic ONE surgeons perform these outpatient total joint procedures in either a surgery center or hospital setting. Learn more about surgery centers affiliated with Orthopedic ONE.

Length of Stay
In most cases, patients are able to return home within 23 hours of surgery, and sometimes as early as 4 hours after surgery. You might hear outpatient total joint surgery referred to as “23-hour total joint replacement” or “same day total joint replacement,” but your length of stay following surgery will vary based upon your personal preference, physician and surgery center protocols.

Support Team
In every case, your surgeon will work closely with you and your entire medical team to ensure you have the right care and support at home to produce the best possible recovery.  Your medical and support team may include: your surgeon, primary care physician, nurses, surgery center staff, anesthesiologists, physical therapists, home care, medical equipment provider, pharmacists, family and friends.

There are presumed benefits to this outpatient approach to total joint replacement, but it’s important to discuss all of your options with your orthopedic surgeon. At Orthopedic ONE, your outcome and safety are always our priority.

Your surgeon can discuss with you whether you are a candidate for same-day or outpatient knee, shoulder or hip replacement. Regardless of approach, you are in good hands with the total joint team at Orthopedic ONE. Our physicians perform more than 5,000 total joint replacements each year. Learn more about total knee, hip and shoulder arthroplasty at Orthopedic ONE.

Schedule an Appointment
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