Your joints can take on a lot of damage throughout your life, leading to degenerative conditions, like osteoarthritis. Joint replacement is often the recommended solution for the pain and limited mobility associated with these conditions.
Traditionally, joint replacement is performed as an inpatient procedure that often requires one to two nights of recovery in a hospital. This remains the best option for some patients; however, new options exist for select candidates.
As healthcare technology progresses, surgeons are able to offer procedures using minimally invasive techniques with smaller incisions and less disruption to healthy joint structures. Outpatient joint replacement is part of that progress, and we are proud to offer patients this option and all the benefits it can provide, including:
- Ability to return home the same day as your procedure
- Allows you to heal in the comfort of your own home
- Lower cost compared to traditional inpatient procedures
- Reduced infection rate (our infection rate is less than one percent)
You and your doctor may consider several other factors when determining whether a joint replacement procedure is the right choice for you. Your age, overall health, and bone density all contribute to whether you’re ready to undergo a joint replacement procedure. Additionally, these and other health factors also play a role in determining if an outpatient procedure is right for you.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for an outpatient joint replacement procedure at Appalachian Orthopedics, contact us today by calling (423) 434-6300 or request an appointment online.