At Baylor Scott & White Health, we offer one-day joint replacement discharge for your eligible patients undergoing hip or total knee replacement surgery.
Previously, joint replacement patients typically would be in the hospital for three to four days or longer. But thanks to advances in pain management during hip or knee joint replacement procedures, rehabilitation is now able to begin within hours after surgery with minimal discomfort because patients typically do not need the types of pain medications that may have more side effects. After additional therapy the day after surgery, patients can usually discharge home that afternoon.
In some cases, your patients may even be able to go home the day of their surgery. Select locations also offer same-day anterior total hip replacement.