OUTPATIENT & INPATIENT TOTAL
& PARTIAL JOINT REPLACEMENT

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

The evolution of surgical, anesthesia, and orthopedic implant technologies has made it possible to move total and partial joint replacement surgery out of hospitals and into more convenient and cost-effective outpatient surgical facilities.

In addition to lowering out-of-pocket costs, the biggest difference a patient will experience is a shorter length of stay. Patients are typically released from the surgery center to their home in the first few hours following surgery, rather than the traditional hospital stay of two to four days.

In addition, anesthesia is tailored to each specific patient to allow for safer and faster recovery and discharge from the surgery center.

AAOS Study | Same Day surgery

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

A recent American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons study showed that same-day outcomes were comparable to those of patients admitted to the hospital and staying at least one night following surgery.

Surgical site infection rates, a common complication leading to hospital re-admission following inpatient joint replacement surgery is also much lower at surgery centers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, outpatient surgery centers have an infection rate that is less than half that of hospital inpatient facilities.

ISMOSC JOINT REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

By The Numbers

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Over 500 Total/Partial Joint
Replacement Surgeries
500
Post-Op Complications
Hospitalizations or Infections
500
Revisions or
Hospitsal Transfers

AFTER OUTPATIENT JOINT REPLACEMENT

How am I supported at home?

Prior to scheduling outpatient joint replacement surgery, patients and family members will participate in a comprehensive pre-operative assessment and patient education program designed to provide all the information necessary to make the patient and family members knowledgeable about the care plan.

Following surgery, patients are discharged to the comfort of their own homes with the support of home health nursing visits and physical therapy. With continuing support from the patient’s surgeon, physical therapists and family members, patients will be excited by the dramatic improvement in their lifestyles!

“Your staff took so many steps to make this process as stress-free as possible! I greatly appreciated the tour of the facility several weeks prior to my surgery, and the opportunity to speak with all of my providers and have any questions or concerns addressed in advance of my surgery!”
smiling older woman in living room with tablet
Patricia C.
Total Knee Replacement, May 2016

Outpatient joint replacement

Am I a candidate?

Not every patient who is interested in outpatient total joint replacement qualifies. Candidates need to be in reasonably good physical condition, and they should demonstrate a motivation to return to an active lifestyle, better than they had pre-surgery. It is also crucial for the patient to have a strong support system in their home. It is imperative to have a support system that you can rely on.

We work with the patient and primary caregiver responsible for staying with the patient to make sure they have everything needed for a successful home recovery. Change does not happen overnight and your active participation in the healing process is imperative to ensure a successful outcome.

“The surgeon made sure I understood the whole picture. I had a total knee replacement and came home to my own bed. My care at the center and recovery at home were better than expected! Excellent!”
business woman smiling and holding digital tablet
Susan S.
Total Knee Replacement, August 2018

"What makes outpatient joint replacement possible?

  • ADVANCEMENT IN SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
    Incisions are smaller, reducing the likelihood of infection and pain.
  • IMPROVEMENTS IN ANESTHESIA
    Allow for rapid recovery and a shorter length of stay.
  • POST PROCEDURE PAIN MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
    Have improved with a multi-modal approach utilizing new longer lasting local anesthetics while limiting the use of opioids.
  • TEAM APPROACH
    Improved coordination with home health nursing and physical therapy services.
  • PRE-SURGICAL EDUCATION
    Improved patient and family education, preparation and follow-up.

what is a prothesis

A solution for osteoarthritis.

When parts of your arthritic or damaged joint are removed, they will be replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint. Millions of people have returned to normal daily activity levels utilizing these devices.

Currently, more than 7 million Americans are living with artificial knees and/or hips. According to U.S. figures, an additional 1 million joint replacement surgical procedures are being performed each year. Hip, knee, and shoulder replacements are the most commonly performed joint replacement surgical procedures, but joint replacement surgery can also be performed on other joints including the ankle, wrist and elbow.

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Americans Living With
Artificial Knees and/or Hips
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Total Joint Replacement
Procedures Performed Each Year