Though the duration of your hospital stay can vary, many patients having hip replacement surgery don’t need to stay in the hospital very long. A lot of hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers offer what’s called outpatient surgery. This means you could go home within 23 hours after surgery.
There are advantages to doing this, like the possibility of reducing a larger hospital bill and getting you back home as soon as possible. If you’re a reasonably healthy patient, your doctor may allow you to pre-plan outpatient joint replacement.
Outpatient joint replacement may be considered for appropriately screened patients who have a relatively low health risk, and adequate social support at home to assist with postoperative recovery. Ask your doctor about the possible risks associated with outpatient joint replacement surgery and whether or not that option might be right for you.. For more information on the risks of total hip replacement, click here
Did you know that some joint replacement procedures have the option for outpatient surgery? Click here for a free guide to outpatient joint replacement surgery.