The Benefit of Outpatient Hip Replacement

The Benefit of Outpatient Hip Replacement
The Benefit of Outpatient Hip Replacement

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.

  •  The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University - Home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • The Naval Medical Center
  • University of Miami Hospital

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Recovering at home means leaving the hospital setting and getting to recuperate in the comfort of your home. You will progress better in a familiar home environment where you are more likely to receive good care and a good night’s sleep.

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  • “Dr. Hammel just performed my second hip replacement surgery and I am feeling great. 4 days post op and I cannot wait to enjoy my life again that he has given me the opportunity to live to the fullest! He is such an easy going professional that listened to all of my concerns and requests. I cant...”

  • I had a hip replacement surgery done last September, 2017. The results have been excellent. All pain in right hip and leg is gone. It hasn't been a full year and I feel like I'm fully recovered. Very, very satisfied...

  • I had both biceps ripped from my arms in a motorcycle accident involving a wet rubber mat at a gas station. Dr Hammel performed the surgeries to reattach my biceps recently. I am amazed at his work and bedside manner. Very healing personality type too. I will refer my friends to him if they need...

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