Hip replacement surgery is one of modern medicine's most common and successful orthopedic surgeries. With recent advances in minimally invasive techniques, outpatient hip replacement has become a prevalent option for many patients.
The advancements in medical technology, pain management, and technique have given patients the option to recover on an outpatient basis. There are many reasons to opt for an outpatient hip replacement. Let's discuss the benefits.
- Increased patient satisfaction
- Lower infection risk
- Lower surgical cost
- Improved pain management protocols
- Improved outcomes
- Faster recovery with early mobilization
- Less pain with minimally invasive techniques
- Quicker return to an active lifestyle
Not everyone requires or qualifies for outpatient joint replacement. However, for selected patients, outpatient joint replacement surgery is a reality. The best candidates are patients who are in good general health, do not smoke, are motivated, and have a good support team at home.
Successful outpatient hip replacement requires preparation, motivation, and a strong support network. Taking the necessary steps to prepare yourself and your home before having outpatient hip surgery is essential.
Dr. Hammel uses minimally invasive techniques in total hip replacement for faster recoveries with less postoperative pain. If you are considering outpatient hip replacement, contact Dr. Hammel to discuss your options.
AUTHOR: Natham Hammel, MD is a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement in Southern California, serving the Greater San Diego area.