Schneck Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Offers Same-Day Joint Replacement

We've redesigned the orthopedic care experience to offer same-day procedures for elective hip and knee joint replacement surgeries for qualified candidates. With our new program, you can recover quicker and leave the hospital as soon as possible.

How Does Same-Day Joint Replacement Work?

Members of the multidisciplinary care team work together seamlessly to ensure you are fully prepared to go home at the end of the day.

Your surgery is scheduled in the morning, allowing you time to recover from anesthesia, receive education from your nurse, and be evaluated by physical therapy to ensure you will be safe when it's time to go home.

Who is Eligible for Same-Day Joint Replacement?

In general, if you are 75 years of age or less, and in good health, you are a candidate for same-day hip and knee replacement procedures.

Other criteria include:

Age & Current Health Criteria

  • 75 years of age or less
  • In good health
  • Body mass index of < 40 kg/m2
  • Walking without or with limited assistance (cane only) prior to surgery
  • No recent history of falls
  • Available assistance at home during the recovery and rehabilitation period

Medical History Criteria

  • Absence of any condition that would prevent a same-day discharge
  • No history of anesthesia issues
  • No chronic opioid use or opioid addiction
  • No untreated sleep apnea
  • No cardiac or respiratory disease for which monitoring is necessary

Get Back to the Activities You Love

Joint Replacement Surgery has proven to be a game-changer for many, helping them get back to playing with grandkids, gardening, tennis, or just living life pain-free.

The team at Schneck Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has the experience and expertise to change your life for the better.

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