Chronic hip or knee pain can affect mobility and make everyday activities difficult. People who are in good health and have a strong support network may be candidates for outpatient joint surgery to treat joint pain.
Minimally invasive techniques, better pain management and other advances have made outpatient joint replacement possible for a growing number of people.
The ultimate goal of joint replacement surgery is typically a pain-relieving operation, said
Dr. Brian P. Flanagan, an orthopedic surgeon with Centegra Physician Care-McHenry County Orthopedics.
“The perfect candidate for outpatient total joint replacement is typically somebody who is highly motivated,” Flanagan said.
Patients who undergo same-day joint replacement report outstanding patient experiences, Flanagan said. Other benefits include being able to spend less time in the hospital and recover in the comfort of home.
“The biggest difference is that patients are happier when they go home quicker,” Flanagan said.
The Hip and Knee Replacement Center at Centegra Hospital-Huntley, now part of Northwestern Medicine, has a dedicated joint navigator to walk patients through their joint replacement with personalized care from its highly skilled total joint team.
To find out if outpatient joint replacement is an option for you, call McHenry County Orthopedics at 815-356-5200.
Centegra Physician Care-McHenry County Orthopedics : 420 N. Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 & 10370 Haligus Road, Huntley, IL 60142 : 815.356.5200 : Centegra.org/mco