Outpatient joint replacement, also known as same-day surgery, is an alternative route that patients can take to avoid an overnight stay at the hospital post-surgery. This option allows the patient to receive joint replacement surgery in an ambulatory surgical center, while being given clearance to return home in under 24 hours. Surgical procedures and techniques of outpatient care do not differ from their inpatient counterparts. The simple change of location gives patients the opportunity to return home while ensuring the same level of recovery and rehabilitation. IBJI outpatient facilities offer the highest quality of ambulatory care, applying the latest knowledge and technology towards providing patients comprehensive aid and guidance.
Outpatient ambulatory care and service is growing in popularity. This alternative approach to joint replacement surgery rewards the patient with many benefits previous unavailable with inpatient treatment. Not only can patients return home following surgery, it’s more cost effective as well. Outpatient surgery lowers the pricey out-of-pocket expenses one might see from extended stays in a hospital and through the recovery process. If you decide to utilize outpatient joint replacement, IBJI will ensure you receive the same high quality multidisciplinary care, despite the shorter medical visit.
The Illinois Bone & Joint institute is leading the Chicago area in performing outpatient joint replacement surgery. A patient will receive home health nursing and scheduled physical therapy sessions throughout their outpatient rehab. Doctors will carefully walk you through the procedure from pre-op preparation to post-op support, while utilizing improved surgical techniques to ensure the most effective means of recovery. Discuss your potential candidacy for an outpatient joint replacement in the Chicago area at IBJI today.
Unfortunately, not every patient interested in outpatient surgery is a prime candidate. One must be in generally good health and not have any serious secondary health conditions that might preclude his/her eligibility. However, if admitted, the following are examples of the most eligible types of joint replacements that IBJI can perform.