Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie offers one-day joint replacement discharge for eligible patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery. This innovative approach means patients can have surgery one morning and go home the following day.
Thanks to advances in pain management during hip or knee joint replacement procedures at Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie, rehabilitation is now able to begin within hours after surgery with minimal discomfort. This is because patients typically do not need the types of pain medications that may have more side effects.
After additional therapy the day after surgery, patients can usually discharge home that afternoon. Previously, joint replacement patients typically would be in the hospital for three to four days or longer.