According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, over 50% of joint replacements will be performed in an outpatient setting by 2026.¹ Today, many healthy patients can opt for knee replacement in an outpatient center, without being admitted to a hospital. With outpatient knee replacement, most people are on their feet a few hours after the surgery and head home that day or within 24 hours.
Did you know that outpatient knee replacement comes with benefits?
- Recover at Home
Take comfort in knowing you can recover in the comfort of your own home. Most patients are more satisfied after same-day knee replacement.
- Minimally Invasive
Smaller incisions and less visible scars, with advanced surgical techniques, better anesthesia and pain methods.
- Lower Infection & Complication Rate
Less exposure to hospital infections, less blood loss and fewer complications.
- Cost Savings
Less time in the hospital means cost savings for added healthcare expenses.
- Faster Mobility
Get back on your feet quicker with advanced PT protocols after surgery.
Outpatient joint replacement is a great option for healthy, active individuals without a major medical issue. Same day knee replacement can help younger, active individuals who suffer from limited mobility due to joint pain, and are motivated to participate in their rehabilitation program after surgery.
Dr. Andrew Ehmke offers consultations and second options on joint replacement options. Dr. Ehmke specializes in minimally invasive outpatient joint replacement using robotic technology.
AUTHOR: Dr. Andrew Ehmke is a board-certified and fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeon specializing in robotic-assisted and minimally invasive hip and knee replacement in Chicagoland and NW Indiana.