Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Surgery
Is your knee or hip pain unbearable, but you just don’t want to spend four or five days in a hospital? South Shore Health now offers outpatient total joint replacement surgery. Total joint replacements historically have required extended stays in the hospital. Now, thanks to the expert orthopedic physicians and advanced surgical program available at South Shore Health, patients can safely leave either South Shore Hospital or the Center for Orthopedics, Spine, and Sports Medicine in Hingham hours after their surgery to recover in the comfort of their home.
The Right Fit
Same-day joint replacement surgery is a safe option for patients who are otherwise healthy and active. There are minimal medical risks associated with recuperating at home. Studies show surgery outcomes are the same between patients who recover in the hospital and at home. You could be a candidate for outpatient total knee or hip replacement surgery – in surgery in the morning and home for dinner with your new joint replacement—the same day!