One-day joint replacement discharge is available for eligible orthopedic patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery. This innovative approach means patients are discharged home within 24 hours after their surgery.
Thanks to advances in anesthesia during hip or knee replacement, patients generally wake up sooner after their procedure and without previous side effects, like nausea. This allows rehabilitation to begin within hours after surgery and enables a patient to be discharged within 24 hours after their surgery.
Who qualifies for one-day joint replacement discharge?
Many patients qualify for one-day joint replacement discharge, including those who:
- Are overall in good health
- Have a healthy body mass
- Have a support person to help at home
- Take a pre-operative training class and review educational materials
- Have discussed one-day joint replacement discharge with their surgeon
If at any point for any reason a patient who meets the criteria for one-day joint replacement discharge is not ready to go home the day after his or her surgery, the patient will remain in the hospital until he or she is ready to be safely discharged home.
Patients who complete our pre-surgical education class have better outcomes and results during their healing process.
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