Recent advancements in surgical technique, anesthesia protocol, and pain management make it possible for some patients to receive a hip or knee replacement and sleep in the comfort of their bed that same night. Andrew B. Richardson, MD, is a skilled orthopedic surgeon who performs the latest in advanced outpatient joint replacements at the specialized ambulatory surgery center, Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Hawaii in Honolulu. Call Dr. Richardson’s office location in Honolulu, Waipio, or Kahului, Hawaii, today to find out how you could benefit from outpatient total joint replacement. You can also book an appointment online.
While the surgery and outcomes for a hip or knee replacement are generally the same in outpatient or inpatient settings, most patients are happier and more comfortable recovering in the comfort of their own homes.
Outpatient surgery is not for everyone.
For healthy, motivated, mobile patients with strong family support, the outpatient setting remains an attractive option. During your consultation with Dr. Richardson, he will determine the best location for you based on your individual health history.
The advantages include faster recovery time, reduced risk of infection, and fewer complications.
Spending less time in the hospital reduces the risk of infection, providing the place where you’re recovering is clean and well cared for.
Furthermore, most patients would much prefer to be at home in familiar surroundings than in the hospital. Being at home has a positive effect on your frame of mind, helping to enhance and hasten your recovery from total joint replacement.
Find out more about total joint replacement and see if you’re a suitable candidate by calling the office of Andrew B. Richardson, MD, today or booking an appointment online.