Hip replacement is among the most common orthopedic surgeries. Traditionally, this is performed by open surgery with a large incision that would require the patient to be hospitalized for days following the procedure. However, with new technology and modern procedural protocols, outpatient hip replacement has become a prevalent option for many patients.
Outpatient hip replacement typically involves a less invasive surgery so that the patient can go home that same day. As outpatient hip replacement becomes more prevalent, the benefits of this procedure over traditional hip replacement become more apparent
Some of the benefits of outpatient hip replacement include:
- Shorter hospitalization
Traditional hip replacement can require patients to stay in the hospital for days following their operation. Outpatient surgery would eliminate the need for excess days in the hospital and significantly reduce patient costs
- Less invasive procedure
Due to the introduction of minimally invasive techniques, outpatient hip replacement has become widely available. Less invasive surgery ensures minimal damage to the tissue and bone surrounding the hip, reducing the possibility of any surgical complications.
- Comfortable at-home recovery
Being able to recover from your hip replacement in the comfort of your own home is a luxury. This is now also a reality as outpatient surgery becomes more common for hip replacements.
- Pain minimization
Due to the less invasive surgical techniques used in the outpatient replacement, pain following operation is significantly minimized. This allows for a more enjoyable recovery period and enables the patient to focus on activities that will further their journey to optimal health without having to worry about excess pain
- Quicker return to active life
Oftentimes, patients who elect for outpatient surgery can walk on their hip hours after their operation with the guidance and aid of nurses. Because outpatient surgery is minimally invasive and pain is reduced, patients can recover faster from their replacement compared to traditional surgery.
Patients are now electing for outpatient hip replacement more frequently due to the notable benefits of this type of operation over traditional surgical procedures.
Be sure to discuss your options with your doctor to ensure that your needs are met. Contact Dr. Frisch today if you believe that you are a good candidate for outpatient hip replacement.
Dr. Frisch is a specialist orthopedic surgeon focusing on minimally invasive hip and knee joint replacement as well as complex primary and revision surgery. He believes in creating a very personalized experience with the highest level of service. For all appointments & inquiries, please contact our of ices located in Rochester, River District, or Tawas City, MI.