Outpatient knee replacement surgery or same-day or ambulatory knee replacement, refers to a surgical procedure in which a patient undergoes knee joint replacement and is discharged on the same day, without requiring an overnight stay in the hospital. Traditional knee replacement surgeries are typically performed as inpatient procedures, where the patient stays in the hospital for a few days to recover.
At Academy Orthopedics, we prioritize a patient-centric approach in all our orthopedic treatments, especially in outpatient knee replacement surgery. This approach ensures that care is tailored to each patient’s unique needs and conditions. Our commitment to personalized treatment is not just a policy but a promise to each individual who walks through our doors.
Benefits of Outpatient Knee Replacement Surgery
The benefits of outpatient total knee replacement surgery over inpatient procedure include:
Quicker recovery: Outpatient knee replacement surgery typically leads to faster recovery times and allows patients to return to their normal activities sooner.
Reduced risk of hospital-acquired infections: Since outpatient procedures involve less time spent in the hospital, there is a lower risk of patients acquiring infections commonly associated with healthcare facilities.
Cost savings: Outpatient knee replacement surgery can be more cost-effective for patients and healthcare systems due to reduced hospitalization expenses.
Greater patient satisfaction: Patients often prefer the convenience and comfort of recovering at home, which can contribute to higher patient satisfaction than traditional inpatient procedures.
Minimal disruption to daily life: Outpatient knee replacement surgery allows patients to undergo the procedure without the need for an extended hospital stay, minimizing disruption to their daily routines and responsibilities.
Outpatient knee replacement surgery offers several advantages compared to traditional inpatient procedures. However, the decision to undergo this approach should be made in consultation with an orthopedic surgeon based on individual circumstances and medical considerations
Customized Outpatient Procedure for Knee Replacement
In our outpatient procedure, we utilize advanced anesthetic methods like the femoral regional block, which provides focused anesthesia without the need for a prolonged hospital stay. During the procedure, you’ll lie comfortably on your back while we perform your knee replacement.
We approach the arthritic knee through an incision on the front of the knee, preserving surrounding muscles and tendons for faster recovery. Using specialized tools, we carefully trim damaged areas of the femur and remove affected portions of the femur, tibia and kneecap.
Custom implants, crafted with 3-D modeling from a CT or MRI scan, ensure a precise fit with minimal tissue disruption. The femoral and tibial components are frequently secured using bone cement, and a polyethylene liner is placed to promote smooth movement of the knee joint.
After confirming proper alignment and range of motion, we remove excess cement and cleanse the joint to prevent infection. Lastly, the incision is closed and a surgical dressing applied. This entire process typically takes just over an hour.
Following outpatient surgery, expect to be discharged from the hospital several hours later after undergoing a comprehensive assessment to ensure you meet discharge criteria, including stable vital signs during physical activity and the ability to consume food and oral pain medication.
Redefining Joint Replacement: Outpatient Total Joint Procedures
Our expertise extends beyond knee replacements. We offer a comprehensive range of outpatient joint replacement procedures tailored to meet diverse orthopedic needs. From total knee replacements and partial knee replacements to revision knee replacements, our orthopedic center specializes in addressing various knee conditions with precision and care. Additionally, we provide total hip replacements and revision hip replacements, offering effective solutions for hip-related issues. For those experiencing shoulder joint problems, our team also performs shoulder joint replacements to restore mobility and alleviate discomfort.
Take the First Step Towards a Pain-Free Tomorrow: Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Ready to experience the transformative benefits of outpatient total knee replacement procedure? At Academy Orthopedics, our commitment to personalized, empathetic care sets us apart. We invite you to explore the possibilities and discover how our specialized approach can enhance your treatment and recovery journey. Schedule an appointment with our dedicated team today, and let us guide you towards a future of improved mobility and well-being. Your journey to a pain-free and active life begins here.