Traditionally, joint replacement has been an inpatient surgical procedure.
With the introduction of minimally invasive techniques, modern pain protocols, improved anesthetic techniques, and rapid rehabilitation protocols surgeons are able to perform Chicago outpatient total joint replacement procedures.
Chicago outpatient total joint replacement is exactly the same as traditional joint replacement, but the patient is allowed to go home in the first 24 hours after the surgery. This allows patients to recover at home instead of overnight in a hospital. A home health nurse routinely visits the patient’s home, closely monitoring their condition and checking vital signs, the same as what is generally performed at the hospital. Physical therapists are also available for in-home patient visits for several days to work with the patient on range of motion and flexibility exercises.
Chicago outpatient total joint replacement over inpatient traditional joint replacement include the following:
- Decreased risk of infection
- Decreased hospital stay
- Overall decreased cost
- Improved pain management protocols
- Early mobilization
- Careful home monitoring
- Fewer complications
- Improved outcomes
- Increased patient satisfaction
- Increased patient comfort
Not everyone qualifies for Chicago outpatient total joint replacement. Generally healthy patients who do not have significant underlying health conditions or concerns are typically able to undergo same-day, outpatient surgery. Consult your physician to determine the right surgical setting for you.
One of our physicians will explain the technique, discuss the benefits and answer questions during your preoperative appointment.
Which joint replacement procedures are performed in an outpatient setting?
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To find a Hinsdale Orthopaedic physician who performs Chicago outpatient total joint replacement, select by specialty:
If you are interested in setting up an appointment with one of our clinics, call us at: (630) 323-6116, today.