Outpatient Hip Replacement
Hip replacement surgery is among the most common orthopaedic surgery performed. It involves the replacement of the damaged hip bone (ball shaped upper end of the femur) with a metal ball attached to a metal stem that is fixed into the femur and attached to the pelvic region. Traditionally, the surgery was performed with a large, open incision and required the patient to stay in the hospital for several days. With advanced techniques, it is now possible to perform this surgery on an outpatient basis, where the patient goes home on the same day. Outpatient hip surgery uses the same implants as traditional surgery, but often utilizes minimally-invasive techniques with a smaller incision when compared to the traditional procedure. This type of surgery is less invasive to the tissues and bones and involves a much shorter hospitalization time, where the patient can go home the same day.
Outpatient hip surgery is mainly targeted at treating the joints damaged by arthritis and injuries. Chronic joint pain due to erosion of cartilage, damage due to accidents and autoimmune diseases, or bone death leading to the destruction of cartilage, are also treated with the help of this surgery.
Whether or not the surgery is performed in the hospital or in an outpatient setting, the implants and surgical techniques are the same. You will typically be in the recovery area for a few hours and start walking on your new joint immediately with physical therapy and nursing staff. Once your pain is well controlled and you are able to walk safely, most patients will be discharged home that day.
Not every patient is a candidate for outpatient joint replacement. The decision to undergo outpatient joint replacement should be made with your surgeon and family. For those patients who are candidates for outpatient surgery it can provide a streamlined experience and allows you to recover in the comfort of your own home.
In the event of an emergency dial 911.
In the event of a concerning post-operative complication, please contact us immediately for prompt support. Most concerns can be appropriately addressed by our team and we will make every effort to be available to you in a timely fashion. Avoid going to the Emergency Department for surgical issues unless necessary, or unless instructed by our team.
We perform our outpatient joint replacements at Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery.
1375 S. Lapeer Road, Suite 109
Lake Orion, MI 48360
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