Outpatient Joint Replacement
Outpatient joint replacement is a revolutionary improvement to the treatment of hip and knee arthritis allowing patients to recover and rehab at home following joint replacement surgery.
Traditional hip and knee replacement surgery would often require patients to spend several nights in the hospital. After discharge many patients who go to a nursing home/rehab facility for 1-2 weeks to recover.
As a part of Dr. Makda’s FAST Track Joint replacement protocol, patients undergoing outpatient joint replacement return home hours after their surgery. Patients then recover in their own homes while participating in post-operative rehabilitation. Dr. Makda and his team will provide comprehensive support you need to complete your at-home recovery.
What are the advantages of Outpatient Joint Replacement?
Using the latest surgical and pain control techniques and implementing our Rapid Recovery protocol, patients have decreased pain, shorter recovery period, and a faster rehabilitation and return to daily activities. By eliminating the need for a hospital stay, patients generally have a lower risk of infection and other complications. Patients find relief and satisfaction being able to recover in the comfort of their own homes.
Where is the surgery performed?
Outpatient joint replacement is performed at Advocate Condell Hospital and at our state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center. Dr. Makda and his team will determine which site is right for you.
Am I a Candidate for Outpatient Joint Replacement?
Not everyone qualifies for outpatient total joint replacement. Generally, motivated patients who do not have significant underlying health conditions or concerns, are typically able to undergo same-day, outpatient surgery.
Outpatient joint replacement is recommended to patients who meet certain requirements:
- Healthy weight (Body Mass Index <35)
- Good overall health
- Good support system of friends and family
Ask Dr. Makda if outpatient joint replacement is right for you. Call or click here to schedule an appointment today.